Security & Privacy

Security: Each SLED user is given a personal login username and password.  This login determines what they can see within the application.  Prior to receiving their login credentials, users must attend a mandatory training session on the navigation and data displays found within SLED.  New SLED users receive and validate access during the training session. It is imperative that users maintain the confidentiality of these credentials. If there are personnel changes within the LEA, school or agency, immediately notify the SLED team at

Privacy: The Office of the State Superintendent of Education (OSSE) is committed to ensuring the privacy and protection of student information while also allowing disclosure in compliance with Federal and District law. OSSE developed this policy to comply specifically with the following laws and their implementing regulations: Family Education Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA), Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA), and Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA). In addition, this policy complies with all District of Columbia regulations governing for access and disclosure of student records.

OSSE’s compliance with the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) and the OSSE policy, dictates that all users of SLED shall have the affirmative obligation to report, directly and without undue delay, any and all information concerning conduct which they know to involve unauthorized access, use, disclosure or any other misuse of data. To report data security violations send an email to  and include details of the incident.

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