ERIC Number: ED405643
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1997-Jan
Reference Count: N/A
Protecting the Privacy of Student Education Records. Revised.
Policy Studies Associates, Inc., Washington, DC.; Council of Chief State School Officers, Washington, DC.
Student education records are official and confidential documents that are protected by one of the nation's strongest privacy-protection laws, the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA). FERPA, also known as the Buckley Amendment, defines education records as all records that schools or education agencies maintain about students. FERPA gives parents and postsecondary students the right to review and confirm the accuracy of education records. This brief summarizes the provisions of FERPA: The act protects privacy, defines an education record, guarantees parent review and appeal, and restricts disclosure of student records. The brief lists additional provisions and provides contact information for the Family Policy Compliance Office. (LMI)
Publication Type: Legal/Legislative/Regulatory Materials
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Center for Education Statistics (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Policy Studies Associates, Inc., Washington, DC.; Council of Chief State School Officers, Washington, DC.
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act 1974