Newsela

Tool Name
Newsela

Tool Description

Online news articles, grouped into different categories (i.e. science), that are adapted to meet different literacy levels. Formative assessments built into the website. Teachers are able to check progress and students are grouped into ability levels. This tool was shown to us at flexible pathways professional development.

Tool URL
newsela.com
Privacy Policy
https://newsela.com/pages/privacy-policy/
Terms of Use
https://newsela.com/pages/terms-of-use/
Specific data collected
First Name, Last Name, Email address

Use of collected information
Yes: The collection of information is limited to that which is needed for the identified purpose. The host site does not collect any extra information for other possible uses.

Student data source
Student

Advertising
NO: There is not third party advertising listed in the websites terms of service

Auditing
YES: There is a way to track (audit) student use of this tool.

Privacy and Security
YES: The privacy policy has been checked to ensure that privacy and security requirements are met by the tool.

Review committee information

Tool status = Accepted with Conditions

Notes =

All paperwork needs to be in place for allow the use of an external tool AF-180-D. Students under the age of 13 cannot have personal accounts. Teacher can assign underage students to a class account with parental permission.

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