Data Requests under FERPA


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Which of the following is an example of aggregate data?

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1. Which of the following is an example of personal identifiers?

2. Which of the following types of demographic information is not considered a personal identifier that may be easily traced back to a specific student?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

The questions below allow you to see what you know about FERPA protections from information requests. You will need to identify key terms as well as exemptions from FERPA.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

This quiz/worksheet set will allow you to make sure you fully understand:

  • Demographic information not considered to be personally identifying
  • Common characteristics of student directories
  • When written consent is necessary for information release

Skills Practiced

  • Making connections - use understanding of FERPA to explain what is and is not true concerning student directory information
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding what situations require consent before data can be released
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to identify examples of both aggregate data and personal identifiers

Additional Learning

To get a better understanding of these federal regulations, read the lesson titled Data Requests under FERPA. You will learn about topics like:

  • Provisions of the National Defense Authorization Act
  • The difference between aggregate data and personal identifiers as used under FERPA
  • Examples of people and groups who might request access to student information