Pearson, a London-based educational software maker, notified Greenwood School District 50 about a data security issue that it had with one of its products.
The product, AIMSweb, was an assessment tool used by Greenwood School District 50. The district no longer uses this software. Pearson has assured District 50 that they are no longer using AIMSweb 1.0 as well.
After Pearson notified District 50 about the issue, the district and Pearson worked together to understand the details of our district’s data. The district also contacted Pearson about its plans to destroy the data. Pearson has informed District 50 that the data will be deleted upon the conclusion of the investigation.
Pearson has announced that only student data was affected which is limited to only students’ first names, last names, and date of birth. No other student data such as middle names, home addresses, schools, or social security numbers were comprised.
The district mailed all affected students’ families a copy of a letter from Pearson with instructions on next steps.
While this incident is considered low risk, the district encourages parents to utilize the complimentary credit monitoring provided by Pearson for affected students through Experian.
If you are interested in learning more about the credit monitoring option offered for your child by Pearson through Experian, call 866-883-3309.