EngageNY Portal

EngageNY Portal

The Education Data Portal (EDP) is now called the EngageNY Portal. Educators, students, and parents/guardians will access the Portal through EngageNY.org. 

The goals of the EngageNY Portal are to:

  • Make student data available to New York’s educators and families to support improved instruction and student learning outcomes;
  • Provide curriculum and instructional resources to New York’s educators and families to support improved instruction and student learning outcomes;
  • Create sustainable and open technology that promotes innovation, flexibility, and choice, enabling districts, schools, and regional organizations to develop or procure technology more rapidly and at reduced cost; and
  • Create a secure environment with stringent data security and privacy protections under guidelines consistent with FERPA.

The EngageNY Portal will provide a secure content management system, collaboration platform, and dashboard applications so that educators and families can access and analyze educational data, make decisions, and take actions to improve student outcomes. For the first time, teachers and parents will be able to view achievement and other instructional information using a state-supported system. School personnel will have much quicker access to educational records as students move between P-12 programs and districts.

New York’s comprehensive procurement strategy includes issuing contracts to multiple vendors for data dashboard applications that provide educators and families with access to dashboard reports that include early warning system and electronic transcript features. In addition, the State has awarded a contract for content management and system services to provide a single sign-on point of entry for users of the EngageNY Portal, as well as a content management system and collaboration environment to support online professional learning communities.

Data security will be protected through legally binding agreements with each vendor that ensure compliance with FERPA, provide the strictest rules for authorized access, require the collection and retention of access audit records, and are aligned with the data security policies of New York and the federal government. The protection of student privacy is and will remain the priority throughout the development and implementation of the EngageNY Portal.

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