Zearn is a K-5 math curriculum and classroom model designed for differentiation & engagement. The policies for Zearn state that users may be able to post comments through the service and also that user generated content is the responsibility of the user, which indicates that the service does not filter or moderate this content. The policies also clearly state that the service will not use student data for targeted advertising and that any third party receiving user information is only permitted to use that information to perform the service for Zearn. Zearn also clearly states that the service encrypts all student data in transit and at rest, and that in the event of a data breach the service will comply with state notification laws. Finally, the policies for Zearn are clear about the process for entering student data and that schools should obtain parental consent prior to providing any student information to the service.
The privacy evaluation is independent from the Common Sense edtech tool review. Privacy evaluations are designed to clarify how a service protects information, which will allow people to make informed decisions before using a tool with students.