Buckley Amendment to the Family Educational Rights & Privacy Act of 1974

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As an educator, which of the following activities are you restricted from doing due to FERPA?

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1. Which of the following best describes the overall, primary purpose of the Buckley Amendment?

2. Which of the following are examples of directory information that are allowed to be released unless a student/parent chooses otherwise?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Our short quiz and worksheet cover topics related to the Buckley Amendment to the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1974. Questions on this quiz ask you about the primary purpose of this amendment, the kinds of information it allows to be released and an exception(s) to these rules.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Test your knowledge and ability to do the following with this quiz:

  • Detail the educator restrictions outlined under FERPA
  • Explain the overall purpose of the Buckley Amendment
  • Identify directory information that is allowed to be released
  • Outline how FERPA helps parents dispute something in a child's educational records
  • Discuss an exception to the policy of not releasing records with written consent

Skills Practiced

  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about how FERPA helps parents dispute something in their child's educational records
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information regarding the overall purpose of the Buckley Amendment and interpret it correctly
  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related Buckley Amendment lesson

Additional Learning

For more information about this topic, take a look at the related lesson, Buckley Amendment to the Family Educational Rights & Privacy Act of 1974. This lesson will help you answer the questions on this quiz, as well as do the following:

  • Explain how the Buckley Amendment got its name
  • Detail what can happen if a school does not follow FERPA guidelines
  • Differentiate between FERPA guidelines as they relate to elementary students and college students
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