Confidentiality & Privacy Concerns Under FERPA


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

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

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

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz/worksheet combo will help you measure your knowledge of the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act. You will be quizzed on a student's rights and protections under this act as well as potential consequences for violations.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Answer the following questions to see what you know about:

  • Important consequences for FERPA violations
  • Information for public release at the school's discretion
  • Notification requirements under FERPA

Skills Practiced

  • Making connections - use understanding of FERPA to explain some of the key provisions regarding record release
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding who requires written consent to receive student information
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about the consequences a school can face for violating FERPA requirements as well as what some of those requirements are

Additional Learning

You can learn more about these laws by reviewing the lesson titled Confidentiality & Privacy Concerns Under FERPA. New topics covered include:

  • Major information covered under FERPA
  • The right of withdrawal