Maintaining the Confidentiality of Student Records


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Which of the following is NOT an educational record?

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1. Which of the following is NOT personally identifiable information protected by FERPA and IDEA?

2. Generally speaking, FERPA requires which of the following before you can disclose student information?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Confidentiality is an important issue in the 21st century, particularly when it comes to minors and students, and these practice assessments will help check your comprehension of the safeguards in place to protect student confidentiality. The quiz will focus on types of information and how they're protected.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

This pair of assessments will test you on:

  • Examples of educational records
  • FERPA and IDEA-protected identifiable information
  • FERPA requirement for disclosing student information
  • Potential exceptions to FERPA requirements
  • Requirement for sharing information about transfer students

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - make sure you understand key concepts from the related student confidentiality lesson
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding different kinds of protected student information
  • Knowledge application - utilize your knowledge to answer questions about safeguards in place around student information

Additional Learning

To find out more about the safeguards for protecting confidential student information, read the accompanying lesson titled Maintaining the Confidentiality of Student Records. The lesson will go over the following key topics:

  • Examples of teacher obligations in protecting student information
  • FERPA and IDEA, the two main laws that protect student information
  • Best practices for disclosing any student information, and what governing body establishes these practices