ERIC Number: ED238158
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1983-Oct
Reference Count: 0
School Student Records Mandate: A Report and Preliminary Recommendations.
Illinois State Board of Education, Springfield.
As part of a thorough review of Illinois state and federal school regulations, this report analyzes the disclosure provisions of school records laws in Illinois and establishes their features and purposes. The Federal Education Rights and Privacy Act (1976) and the Illinois School Student Records Act (1976) are examined on five criteria: (1) if they bring about a desirable condition in school records, (2) if they are crucial in bringing about a desirable condition, (3) if they are effective, (4) if they could be simplified, and (5) if they reflect a compelling state interest. The report concludes that there is no need for major revision of either state or federal laws on student records but recommends that the state law be changed in matters of obsolete language and provisions for local autonomy. Appendixes include the full text of both laws in question as well as the pertinent regulations adopted by the Illinois State Board of Education. (JW)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Policymakers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: Illinois State Board of Education, Springfield.
Note: Appendixes A and B may not reproduce due to small, light print.