Everything you need to use Edsight in the most effective way.
Here are some measures we take to protect your identity and ensure privacy in Edsight:
Individuals responding to Edsight surveys (e.g. students, peer teachers) are respondents; they do not need to create an Edsight account. We never collect or store protected information from any participants including: names, addresses, social security numbers, private information that could identify any respondent, or any other protected information. Respondents’ data are completely anonymized at all times. You may preview the exact survey questions that respondents see here and here.
Individuals who wish to create Edsight surveys or view Edsight survey results (e.g. teachers, PD facilitators, administrators) will need to create an Edsight account. Account data regarding users’ names, emails, and surveys are stored in our secure servers and are never shared with any other third party.
USING DATA FOR RESEARCH PURPOSES
Edsight was created and is maintained by a group of researchers at various universities across the United States. Our main research question is to explore how to design effective conditions of data-use that can enhance teaching, learning, and education improvement. Data on Edsight may be used for purely academic and non-commercial purposes. If used, all data will be anonymized.
Official Terms and Conditions for Edsight Account Users
Below are the official terms and conditions for Edsight that you will see upon creating an account. Remember that only those who are creating Edsight surveys or viewing Edsight survey results (e.g. teachers, PD facilitators, administrators) will be required to create an Edsight account.:
Edsight is part of a research program
Edsight's purpose is academic and non-commercial. Edsight.io is run by Dr. June Ahn at the University of California, Irvine. We are part of a larger research project, Practical Measures, Routines and Representations (PMR2: https://www.pmr2.org/), which includes researchers at the University of Washington, University of California - Irvine, University of California - Riverside, Vanderbilt University, as well as partner school districts.
The PMR2 research network is focused on supporting ambitious and equitable instructional improvement in middle-grades mathematics. The PMR2 project started in 2016 and was funded by the US National Science Foundation through grants DRL-1911492 (University of California-Irvine), DRL-1620851 (University of Washington), DRL-1621238 (University of California-Riverside), and DRL-1620863 (Vanderbilt University)
What happens with your data
Data about individual students or teachers that originates from your school or district’s servers is never stored by us. Edsight and the PMR2 research team only stores anonymous survey responses from the practical measures that you use on the platform.
Information such as your name, workspaces you participate in, and your notes might be stored by Edsight. Students' data aggregated at the classroom or grade levels might be shared with other users, but only if you approve.
Your participation is voluntary
Your participation in Edsight and the PMR2 research program is voluntary. You are free to end your participation and terminate your account at any time. Withdrawal or refusal to participate will not be held against you in any way, nor affect your formal evaluation in your district or school.
We'll protect your anonymity
Your identity will be known to PMR2 researchers and developers, and may only be disclosed to other users upon your approval. Students' identities are never disclosed to either coaches or teachers in Edsight's interface (all survey data is aggregated anonymously and not individually identifiable).
Researchers from the PMR2 group might analyze your information for academic purposes only. If the results of this study are published or presented, we will not use your name, or any other identifying information. Reasonable efforts will be made to keep your name separate from any materials collected from you.
Researchers will remove personally identifying information from these materials and assign a numeric code so that we can link items to one another. Only the PMR2 Research Team will have access to the coding system. Research activities are governed by Institutional Review Board (IRB) approvals from our universities.
Government or university staff sometimes review studies such as this one to make sure they are being done safely and legally. If a review of this study takes place, your records may be examined. The reviewers will protect your privacy. The study records will not be used to put you at legal risk of harm.