A data breach has exposed 18,000 students at Valley View School District.

Valley View Public School District was recently notified by Pearson Clinical Assessment that they experienced a data security incident involving some of VVSD?s current and former students. Although Pearson has no reason to believe that any data has been misused, VVSD is making the community aware of this incident out of an abundance of caution.

Pearson estimates that 13,000 schools nation-wide were impacted by this event, where an unauthorized third party accessed records of a product called AIMSweb 1.0. The District utilized this product to track academic progress of students in kindergarten through eighth grade until use was discontinued in 2016.

The first name, last name, and in some cases, date of birth of approximately 18,000 of VVSD students at that time was exposed. No test scores, performance data or any other identifying student information were part of this incident. The exposed data also included the names and district issued email addresses of 1,700 staff members. This staff member information is directory information already available on the VVSD website and is defined as public records.

Pearson is providing free credit monitoring services to affected individuals. Contact Alberto Diaz, Information Security Officer, at [email protected] for further information if you wish to enroll.

Click below to listen to the entire interview with the director of community relations at Valley View Public Schools, Jim Blaney.