NotesFAQContact Us
Search Tips
ERIC Number: EJ786358
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Feb
Pages: 3
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-1529-8957
Student Records: Complying with Federal Privacy Laws May be Simpler than You Think
Shoop, Robert J.
Principal Leadership, v8 n6 p65-67 Feb 2008
The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) was passed in 1974 and revised in 1996. This act, also known as the Buckley Amendment, guarantees parents access to their children's education records and limits the disclosure of those records. The revised law regards most information that teachers, school administrators, and education officials maintain about students in a tangible format--whether in electronic, photographic, or paper files--as an education record. FERPA also restricts the purpose for which psychiatric examinations, testing, or treatment may be used. In this article, the author discusses accessibility of student records under FERPA and provides tips that will help principals ensure that their schools are complying with FERPA. (Contains 2 resources.)
National Association of Secondary School Principals. 1904 Association Drive, Reston, VA 20191-1537. Tel: 800-253-7746; Tel: 703-860-0200; Fax: 703-620-6534; Web site:
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Administrators
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act 1974