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FERPA Case Law: United States v. Miami University

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The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (1974) protects __________ from the release of education records.

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1. What was the significance of United States v. University of Miami?

2. Which organization challenged FERPA laws in a 1997 Ohio Supreme Court case?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This interesting quiz and worksheet assesses your understanding of the importance of United States v. Miami University as it relates to Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) case law. You'll be asked about the significance of the case, how the act works and who it protects, as well as the parties involved.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Our quiz checks your ability to:

  • Explain whose educational records the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (1974) protects
  • Describe the significance of the court case United States v. Miami University
  • Identify which organization challenged FERPA laws that led to a 1997 Ohio Supreme Court Case
  • Describe the group of people who are exempt from FERPA laws
  • Detail the significance of the United States v. Miami University case in 2002

Skills Practiced

  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about those who are exempt from FERPA laws
  • Critical thinking - apply relevant concepts to examine information about the significance of United States v. University of Miami in a different light
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding whose educational records FERPA protects

Additional Learning

For more information about this interesting subject, take a look at our lesson called FERPA Case Law: United States v. Miami University. After reviewing this lesson, you should be ready to:

  • Describe which educational institutions FERPA applies to
  • Define what FERPA considers an educational record
  • Explain which Amendment these publications believed covered their right to information
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