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FERPA Overview Chapter Exam

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Question 1 1. Which of the following represents examples of effective characteristics in a data coding system?

Question 2 2. Which of the following is an example of a targeted request that a school is required to deny under FERPA?

Question 3 3. Under which of the following circumstances can a school release identifying information without written consent of the parent or student?

Question 4 4. Which of the following characteristics are NOT considered identifying information about students that must be removed from records released to a third party?

Question 5 5. Which of the following represents a special condition under which some otherwise innocuous information might be considered identifiable and must be redacted?

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Question 6 6. What major event in United States history stimulated the impetus behind the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act?

Question 7 7. The majority of amendments made to FERPA since 1974 were related to

Question 8 8. Which United States President signed the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act into law?

Question 9 9. Which one of the following was an amendment made to the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act since it was signed into law on August 21, 1974?

Question 10 10. What is the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) also known as?

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Question 11 11. According to FERPA, schools do not have to get permission to release directory information. Which of the following is considered directory information?

Question 12 12. In which of the following ways may grades be shared with students while following the provisions of FERPA?

Question 13 13. According to FERPA, who has the right to a student's educational records after the child turns 18 years of age?

Question 14 14. When writing a letter of recommendation for a student, which of the following information may be included?

Question 15 15. All of the following have legitimate interest in reviewing a student's academic records EXCEPT for which?

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Question 16 16. Which of the following types of information does the school have discretion in releasing publicly?

Question 17 17. Which of the following is NOT one of the likely consequences that schools, districts or individual staff members can face for FERPA violations?

Question 18 18. Which of the following statement about the release of information for review by parents or students is FALSE?

Question 19 19. Which of the following groups require explicit written consent for the school to disclose student records?

Question 20 20. How often are schools required to notify students and families about the guidelines under FERPA that protect their privacy?

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Question 21 21. A law enforcement officer shows up in your school and expresses that a specific student is investigated because of violent assault. Before you release any information, you:

Question 22 22. The following statement is NOT correct when it comes to the general rule for release of records under FERPA:

Question 23 23. Your community is in an emergency situation because 20 cases of the deadly disease 'Ebola' have emerged. Ten of those cases are children who attend your school. If public officials request to see the students' directory information, you:

Question 24 24. The Secretary of the US Department of Education issues an order to access your school records as part of a federal evaluation process to schools. The order is:

Question 25 25. This year, your school wants to include 'photograph' as part of the 'directory information'. The idea is to later publish a book to display the wonderful academic and athletic achievements of students. The following is NOT a requirement the school must follow:

FERPA Overview Chapter Exam Instructions

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