Transferring School Disciplinary Records under FERPA


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Which of the following laws does not provide provisions specifically protecting the privacy of students in the handling of transfer of disciplinary records?

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1. Which of the following would NOT be considered an eligible student considered an independent adult under FERPA?

2. Which of the following is an example of a disciplinary infraction by an eligible student that parents would be able to access without the student's consent?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz and worksheet offers the opportunity to assess what you know about the legal requirements regarding transferring school disciplinary records. You'll review what FERPA is and how it applies to student records.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

This quiz and worksheet was created to test what you know about:

  • The laws that do and do not offer provisions about the privacy of students when handling disciplinary records
  • How a student can be considered an independent adult under FERPA
  • Examples of disciplinary infractions parents can access without student consent
  • Incidents exempt from privacy protections under FERPA because of the Clery Act

Skills Practiced

  • Information recall - see if you remember the laws that are applicable to the privacy of student disciplinary records
  • Knowledge application - review what you know about the actions that are exempt from FERPA to answer a question about it
  • Interpreting information - verify that you read about when a different school may access a student's disciplinary records and interpret them correctly

Additional Learning

If you would like to learn more about this topic, you can find a more detailed account in the lesson, Transferring School Disciplinary Records under FERPA. This lesson offers deeper insight into:

  • Whether a parent or student's consent is needed to transfer disciplinary records
  • What eligible students are under FERPA
  • When parents are able to access records without student consent
  • What the Clery Act specifies