ERIC Number: ED190094
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980-Apr
Reference Count: 0
Ethical and Legal Aspects of Computer-Based Student Information Systems.
Johnson, Davis G.
This paper presented as part of a symposium on Issues in the Design and Implementation of Computer-Based Student Information Systems focuses on the ethical and legal aspects of these systems. It provides an update of the Buckley Amendment or Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1974 (FERPA) and a reminder of related codes of ethics. Four suggested goals for a student information system are suggested: (1) that the record system only contain information about individuals that is pertinent and necessary; (2) that the information it does contain is correct; (3) that the information it contains will be kept private unless its release has been authorized; and (4) that the individuals concerned, other students, the school, and/or society will benefit from the data. Examples of procedures--most are related to medical student information systems--are presented as a way of attaining these goals. A bibliography of 12 citations is included. (RAA)
Publication Type: Opinion Papers; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Buckley Amendment; Student Information System
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association (Boston, MA, April 1980).