De-identifying Information under FERPA


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

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

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

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

With these resources, you can test your awareness of FERPA and the de-identification of information. You'll be going over quiz topics such as information that is to be removed from records that could end up in the hands of a third-party and a targeted request.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

The following will be addressed:

  • When it is okay for a school to release information without written consent
  • A special scenario during which information might be redacted
  • Effective characteristics in a data coding system

Skills Practiced

  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding a targeted request that is to be denied by a school because of FERPA
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about how schools deal with public/private information
  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson on FERPA and the de-identification of information

Additional Learning

A lesson called De-identifying Information Under FERPA has been made to help you cover the following:

  • Student privacy
  • Case-by-case determinations with regard to what should or should not be de-identified
  • Data that is encoded