FERPA Case Law: Gonzaga University v. Doe


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What does Family Education Rights Privacy Act of 1974 protect?

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1. When does the school not need consent from the student or parent/guardian for release of information?

2. What was the court's final ruling in the Gonzaga University v. Doe case?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

These questions will quickly and efficiently test your knowledge of Gonzaga University v. Doe. Find out what you know about the legal argument in this case and the eventual ruling.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In this quiz/worksheet set you'll assess your understanding of:

  • The final ruling in this court case
  • Information exempted from protection
  • The purpose of FERPA

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the material, such as what information the school is obligated to protect based on FERPA
  • Critical thinking - apply relevant concepts to examine information about the legality of specific actions based on FERPA in a different light
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding when a student gains exclusive rights to their records
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about what FERPA sought to protect and how the courts ruled in the case of Gonzaga University v. Doe

Additional Learning

You can learn more about this court case by reviewing the lesson titled FERPA Case Law: Gonzaga University v. Doe. This lesson helps you understand:

  • The background of this case
  • Situations that do not require student consent for records release
  • The original ruling in the state courts