FERPA for Teachers: Laws & Guidelines


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Which piece of federal legislation protects confidentiality of student records?

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1. Which of the following information from school records may be shared without obtaining written permission?

2. If a parent believes that information in their minor child's school records is inaccurate, which of the following options is available?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Use the quiz and worksheet to check your knowledge of FERPA laws and guidelines required of teachers. Some topics you will be assessed on include students' directory information and federal legislation that protects student records.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

These topics are addressed on the multiple-choice quiz:

  • Information from school records that can be shared without obtaining written permission
  • What parents can do to prevent their child's directiory information from being released
  • Federal legislation that protects student records
  • Action to take if a student's records are not correct
  • When schools must receive permission to release educational records

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the lesson on FERPA rules for teachers
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information about what parents can do if their student's information is not correct and interpret it correctly
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you have gained about a piece of federal legislation that helps keep student records confidential

Additional Learning

Learn more about these rules using the lesson titled FERPA for Teachers: Laws & Guidelines. Some objectives you will cover include:

  • Determine what FERPA stands for
  • Examine rights to view student records
  • Identify the type of student records that can be viewed without permission