Ferpa Quiz

90 Questions  I  By Records Office on September 14, 2009
This quiz was designed to test your knowledge of the key points shared during your online FERPA training course.

  

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1.  True or False: A student's degree can be confirmed to some external (outside of your university) source without first obtaining the permission of the student as long as "degree" is identified by the institution as directory information.
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2.  True or False: A student has a right to inspect information in his or her file.
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3.  True or False: It is permissible for a professor to post student grades on an office door if only a student's Social Security number or student ID number is used.
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4.  True or False: The Director of Records may release information about a student without the student's written permission upon receipt of a subpoena.
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5.  True or False: It is possible for parents to obtain confidential information from their student's academic record.
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6.  True or False: Your university must annually notify students of their rights under FERPA.
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7.  True or False: In a legal separation or divorce situation, biological parents have equal standing with custodial parents to gain access to the student's education records.
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8.  True or False: Faculty have a right to inspect the education records of any student attending your institution without giving a reason.
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9.  True or False: Student representatives on committees (e.g., honors, curriculum, etc.) may have the right to see other students' education records during the deliberations of that committee.
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10.  True or False: An institution which designates certain items as "directory information" must give students the opportunity to decline to have any of that information so designated.
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11.  True or False: It is permissible to distribute graded examinations by placing them on a table for students to pick up after class.
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12.  True or False: Email addresses can be considered directory information.
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13.  True or False: "Student recruiting information" under the Solomon Amendment is the same as "directory information" under FERPA.
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14.  True or False: It is permissible for a faculty member to include a student's grades and GPA in a letter of recommendation without obtaining the student's written permission since the student requested the faculty member to write the recommendation and provided a copy of her resume with the requested information to the faculty member.
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15.  True or False: Former students of an institution of higher education have the right to request that their education records not be disclosed, and the institution must comply.
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16.  True or False: Currently attending students of an institution of higher education have the right under FERPA to request that all of their education records not be disclosed, and the institution must comply.
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17.  True or False: A student's written permission is required before an institution releases information to a national research organization conducting a study on the advantages and disadvantages of selective admissions.
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18.  True or False: An institution must release to anyone upon request any information identified as directory information by the institution.
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19.  True or False: Grades may be released to a student's employer without the student's written permission if it has been determined that the employer will reimburse the student/employee for any grade of "C" or better.
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20.  True or False: It is permissible for an employment agency not connected with your institution to share a student's transcript with a prospective employer as long as the student has given written permission to the institution to provide the transcript to the employment agency.
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21.  True or False: A former student has the same right to inspect and review his record as a student currently attending the institution.
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22.  An institution must permit a student to review his records within how many days from the day the student requests the review?
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23.  Which of the following is not identified in the original FERPA (the Act) as being an example of "directory information"?
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24.  Directory information may include all of the following EXCEPT the student's _______________.
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25.  You receive a phone call asking to verify (A) that a currently enrolled student: attends your institution, (B) what his address was at the time of attendance, (C) his date of birth, and (D) his GPA. According to FERPA, you can verify all of these EXCEPT the student's __________.
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26.  A faculty member asks one of your staff for the names of all of the graduates in his program since its beginning in 1980. Which of the following statements is true?
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27.  Question 26, (a faculty person requesting names of graduates), is an example of the exercise of:
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28.  FERPA requires institutions to obtain which of the following from the student before releasing any directory information?
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29.  A transcript request form completed by a student ____________________________.
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30.  "Legitimate educational interest" refers to which of the options below?
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31.  As defined in FERPA, "legitimate educational interest" refers to which of the following options?
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32.  Which of the following would not be acceptable under FERPA?
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33.  "School official" is to "legitimate educational interest" as "student" is to _________________.
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34.  According to FERPA, students may request that institutions not disclose which of the following about them?
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35.  At the K-12 level, parents _________________________.
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36.  Which of the following is not an "education record" under FERPA?
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37.  At the undergraduate level, FERPA states that parents ___________________________.
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38.  FERPA rights:
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39.  "Parent" is to "eligible student" as "K-12" is to ________________.
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40.  The FERPA rights of a student begin ___________________.
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41.  An education record is which of the following choices?
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42.  To be an "education record," a piece of information must be which of the following?
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43.  FERPA _________________________________________.
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44.  Which of the following is required from students by FERPA before releasing information about them?
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45.  Institutions may release information to parents:
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46.  Records of disclosures of student information must be kept for requests from and released to:
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47.  FERPA applies to the following educational institutions:
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48.  In publishing a student directory that includes students' home addresses, is the institution in violation of FERPA?
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49.  Upon receiving a subpoena, you must do which of the following?
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50.  A student has the right to review which of the following information about him or her that is maintained by the institution?
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51.  Which of the following is not a student's right under FERPA?
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52.  Would the following be an acceptable release of student information without the student's written permission?To the student
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53.  Would the following be an acceptable release of student information without the student's written permission? To the state controller's office in relation to an audit of a state-funded program
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54.  Would the following be an acceptable release of student information without the student's written permission? To the student's advisor
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55.  Would the following be an acceptable release of student information without the student's written permission? To potential employers attempting to verify grades, class rank, and degree received
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56.  Would the following be an acceptable release of student information without the student's written permission? To a custodial parent who is paying the student's tuition
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57.  Would the following be an acceptable release of student information without the student's written permission? To an officer of a court in response to a legally issued subpoena
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58.  Would the following be an acceptable release of student information without the student's written permission? To parents of a student, regarding an alcohol violation by the student at the institution
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59.  Would the following be an acceptable release of student information without the student's written permission? To the student newspaper, regarding the final results of a student diciplinary hearing
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60.  Would the following be an acceptable release of student information without the student's written permission? To an institution at which the student intends to enroll, and the request is for the student's GPA
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61.  Would the following be an acceptable release of student information without the student's written permission? To the town's local law enforcement office, inquiring whether the student is in attendance this semester
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62.  The item below is found in various offices of the institution; would it be considered an education record?An examination paper of a student with his name on it
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63.  The item below is found in various offices of the institution; would it be considered an education record?A class roster with all students' names on it
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64.  The item below is found in various offices of the institution; would it be considered an education record?A traffic violation of a student kept at Campus Safety
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65.  The item below is found in various offices of the institution; would it be considered an education record?The honor roll list
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66.  The item below is found in various offices of the institution; would it be considered an education record?The annual giving record of an former student
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B.
67.  The item below is found in various offices of the institution; would it be considered an education record?A note made by a faculty member of an advising session with a student
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B.
68.  The item below is found in various offices of the institution; would it be considered an education record?Notes taken by the institution's affirmative action officer when interviewing students regarding a sexual harassment charge made against a faculty member
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B.
69.  Would the item below be considered an education record?Student photographs on a department's bulletin board identifying the majors in that department
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70.  The item below is found in various offices of the institution; would it be considered an education record?Medical records made and maintained by the university's contracted doctor related to the treatment of a student
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71.  The item below is found in various offices of the institution; would it be considered an education record?The employment records of an individual who is a full-time employee of the institution and also a part-time student
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B.
72.  The item below is found in various offices of the institution; would it be considered an education record?Scores of a student who took the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL)
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73.  The item below is found in various office of the institution; would it be considered an education record?Test scores of a group of students identified only by ID number and kept in a faculty member's office files only
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74.  The item below is found in various offices of the institution; would it be considered an education record?A faculty member's note taken in a student's presence about the student having an epileptic seizure in one of his classes and kept in his locked office files
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75.  The item below is found in various offices of the institution; would it be considered an education record?Financial information on a student's parents filed in Student Finance
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76.  Would the following request made by currently enrolled students be specifically granted by FERPA? Click "Yes" or "No" to indicate whether FERPA allows you to comply with the request.Inspect their education records
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B.
77.  Would the following request made by currently enrolled students be specifically granted by FERPA? Click "Yes" or "No" to indicate whether FERPA allows you to comply with the request.A copy of any education record
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B.
78.  Would the following request made by currently enrolled students be specifically granted by FERPA? Click "Yes" or "No" to indicate whether FERPA allows you to comply with the request.Request to amend an education record
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79.  Would the following request made by currently enrolled students be specifically granted by FERPA? Click "Yes" or "No" to indicate whether FERPA allows you to comply with the request.Non-disclosure of directory information
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B.
80.  Would the following request made by currently enrolled students be specifically granted by FERPA? Click "Yes" or "No" to indicate whether FERPA allows you to comply with the request.Non-disclosure of non-directory information
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81.  Would the following request made by currently enrolled students be specifically granted by FERPA? Click "Yes" or "No" to indicate whether FERPA allows you to comply with the request.Have a hearing to amend an education record
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82.  Would the following request made by currently enrolled students be specifically granted by FERPA? Click "Yes" or "No" to indicate whether FERPA allows you to comply with the request.Prevent parents from viewing education records
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B.
83.  Would the following request made by currently enrolled students be specifically granted by FERPA? Click "Yes" or "No" to indicate whether FERPA allows you to comply with the request.Forward to his attorney any subpoenas received by the university for his education records
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B.
84.  Would the following request made by former a student (no longer enrolled) be specifically granted by FERPA? Click "Yes" or "No" to indicate whether FERPA allows you to comply with the request.Inspect their education records
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B.
85.  Would the following request made by a former student (no longer enrolled) be specifically granted by FERPA? Click "Yes" or "No" to indicate whether FERPA allows you to comply with the request.A copy of any education record
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B.
86.  Would the following requests made by former students (no longer enrolled) be specifically granted by FERPA? Click "Yes" or "No" to indicate whether FERPA allows you to comply with the request.Amend an education record
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B.
87.  Would the following requests made by former students (no longer enrolled) be specifically granted by FERPA? Click "Yes" or "No" to indicate whether FERPA allows you to comply with the request.Non-disclosure of directory information
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B.
88.  Would the following requests made by former students (no longer enrolled) be specifically granted by FERPA? Click "Yes" or "No" to indicate whether FERPA allows you to comply with the request.Have a hearing to amend an education record
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B.
89.  Would the following request made by a former student (no longer enrolled) be specifically granted by FERPA? Click "Yes" or "No" to indicate whether FERPA allows you to comply with the request.Prevent parents from viewing education records
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B.
90.  Would the following requests made by former students (no longer enrolled) be specifically granted by FERPA? Click "Yes" or "No" to indicate whether FERPA allows you to comply with the request.Forward to his attorney any subpoenas received by the college for his education records
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B.
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