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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.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False


  • 2. 
    True or False: A student has a right to inspect information in his or her file.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False


  • 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.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False


  • 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.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False


  • 5. 
    True or False: It is possible for parents to obtain confidential information from their student's academic record.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False


  • 6. 
    True or False: Your university must annually notify students of their rights under FERPA.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False


  • 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.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False


  • 8. 
    True or False: Faculty have a right to inspect the education records of any student attending your institution without giving a reason.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False


  • 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.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False


  • 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.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False


  • 11. 
    True or False: It is permissible to distribute graded examinations by placing them on a table for students to pick up after class.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False


  • 12. 
    True or False: Email addresses can be considered directory information.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False


  • 13. 
    True or False: "Student recruiting information" under the Solomon Amendment is the same as "directory information" under FERPA.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False


  • 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.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False


  • 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.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False


  • 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.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False


  • 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.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False


  • 18. 
    True or False: An institution must release to anyone upon request any information identified as directory information by the institution.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False


  • 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.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False


  • 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.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False


  • 21. 
    True or False: A former student has the same right to inspect and review his record as a student currently attending the institution.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False


  • 22. 
    An institution must permit a student to review his records within how many days from the day the student requests the review?
    • A. 

      10 days

    • B. 

      20 days

    • C. 

      25 days

    • D. 

      30 days

    • E. 

      None of these


  • 23. 
    Which of the following is not identified in the original FERPA (the Act) as being an example of "directory information"?
    • A. 

      The student's name

    • B. 

      The student's date of birth

    • C. 

      The student's email address

    • D. 

      The student's dates of attendance


  • 24. 
    Directory information may include all of the following EXCEPT the student's _______________.
    • A. 

      Photograph

    • B. 

      Major

    • C. 

      Class Schedule

    • D. 

      Country of Citizenship


  • 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 __________.
    • A. 

      Attendance at the institution

    • B. 

      Address during the time of attendance

    • C. 

      Date of birth

    • D. 

      GPA


  • 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?
    • A. 

      The faculty member can legally obtain this information under FERPA as long as he has written permission from the dean (or designee).

    • B. 

      The faculty member cannot legally obtain this information since it is excluded from FERPA.

    • C. 

      The faculty member must provide a valid reason for obtaining the information.

    • D. 

      The faculty member is not entitled to all of the information since FERPA does not permit release of this information on students not currently attending the institution.


  • 27. 
    Question 26, (a faculty person requesting names of graduates), is an example of the exercise of:
    • A. 

      Legitimate educational interest

    • B. 

      Eminent domain

    • C. 

      Permissible exclusion

    • D. 

      Informational exclusivity

    • E. 

      Non-disclosure


  • 28. 
    FERPA requires institutions to obtain which of the following from the student before releasing any directory information?
    • A. 

      Written permission

    • B. 

      Verbal permission

    • C. 

      Certified permission

    • D. 

      Consensual permission

    • E. 

      None of the above


  • 29. 
    A transcript request form completed by a student ____________________________.
    • A. 

      Must be kept by the institution indefinitely

    • B. 

      Does not have to be kept by the institution for any period of time

    • C. 

      Does not have to be kept by the institution for more than one year from the date of the request

    • D. 

      Must be kept by the institution if the transcript is sent to a third party, which the student has identified in the transcript request


  • 30. 
    "Legitimate educational interest" refers to which of the options below?
    • A. 

      A school official's need to review a student's education records

    • B. 

      A student's right to review his or her education records

    • C. 

      The need to provide education records in child custody cases

    • D. 

      The delegation of authority to the trustees to determine an educational records policy for the institution


  • 31. 
    As defined in FERPA, "legitimate educational interest" refers to which of the following options?
    • A. 

      A faculty member's need to provide feedback to students in the form of grades/evaluations

    • B. 

      The need of the Director of Records and Advisement to obtain education record information from faculty to produce a student's transcript

    • C. 

      A school official's right to obtain information only about students he is advising or teaching during the current year

    • D. 

      A school official's need to review student education record information to fulfill a responsibility as part of his or her contract


  • 32. 
    Which of the following would not be acceptable under FERPA?
    • A. 

      Releasing the title of a congressman's degree to the local newspaper

    • B. 

      The provost having access to all students' education records

    • C. 

      Notifying students of their FERPA rights via the student handbook

    • D. 

      A faculty member announcing to his class that they can pick up their graded term papers from the chair outside his office


  • 33. 
    "School official" is to "legitimate educational interest" as "student" is to _________________.
    • A. 

      Handbook

    • B. 

      Directory information

    • C. 

      Faculty

    • D. 

      Social Security Number (SSN)


  • 34. 
    According to FERPA, students may request that institutions not disclose which of the following about them?
    • A. 

      Directory information

    • B. 

      Non-directory information

    • C. 

      Both directory information and non-directory information

    • D. 

      Incidental information

    • E. 

      Education record information


  • 35. 
    At the K-12 level, parents _________________________.
    • A. 

      Have the same FERPA rights given to students attending an institution of higher education

    • B. 

      Cannot review their child's records without first receiving permission from their child

    • C. 

      Have no FERPA rights since FERPA applies only to higher education

    • D. 

      Can only review test scores of their children


  • 36. 
    Which of the following is not an "education record" under FERPA?
    • A. 

      A student's traffic violation

    • B. 

      A student's term paper

    • C. 

      A student's email address

    • D. 

      The soccer team's roster showing home town, height, weight, and current class of team members

    • E. 

      A work-study student's work record


  • 37. 
    At the undergraduate level, FERPA states that parents ___________________________.
    • A. 

      Have the same rights of access and review as their child

    • B. 

      Can see their child's records only after receiving permission from the dean of students (or designee)

    • C. 

      May receive tuition bills for their child sent directly to them from the institution

    • D. 

      May review their child's grades if they can prove that the student is legally their dependent


  • 38. 
    FERPA rights:
    • A. 

      Pass from parents to student when the student attains the age of 18

    • B. 

      Pass from parents to student when the student begins attending an institution of higher education

    • C. 

      Apply only to students attending institutions of higher education

    • D. 

      A and B only

    • E. 

      A and C only


  • 39. 
    "Parent" is to "eligible student" as "K-12" is to ________________.
    • A. 

      College

    • B. 

      Legitimate educational interest

    • C. 

      FERPA

    • D. 

      Personally identifiable

    • E. 

      K-9


  • 40. 
    The FERPA rights of a student begin ___________________.
    • A. 

      When the application for admission is received

    • B. 

      When the student is formally admitted

    • C. 

      When the student pays his first tuition bill

    • D. 

      When the student is "in attendance" as defined by the institution


  • 41. 
    An education record is which of the following choices?
    • A. 

      A list of names of students in a class

    • B. 

      A copy of a student's SAT scores in his or her file

    • C. 

      An electronic notation of a grade in a class recorded by an instructor

    • D. 

      A recommendation of a professor that is kept in the professor's file only and not shared with anyone

    • E. 

      All of the above


  • 42. 
    To be an "education record," a piece of information must be which of the following?
    • A. 

      Personally identifiable to a student

    • B. 

      Maintained by the institution

    • C. 

      Kept in Records and Advisement

    • D. 

      A and B only

    • E. 

      A, B, and C only


  • 43. 
    FERPA _________________________________________.
    • A. 

      Permits institutions, through the "implied consent" rule, to disclose non-directory information about a student if the student has publicly disclosed non-directory information about himself

    • B. 

      Permits disclosure of non-directory information to the press based on the Privacy Act

    • C. 

      Permits disclosure of non-directory information to other school officials through the "implied consent" rule

    • D. 

      Permits disclosure of non-directory information to a representative of an insurance company who has been designated by the institution to recommend a new student health insurance policy


  • 44. 
    Which of the following is required from students by FERPA before releasing information about them?
    • A. 

      Verbal consent to release the information

    • B. 

      Written permission, unless the release is covered by any exception listed in FERPA

    • C. 

      Verbal consent from the student's advisor

    • D. 

      Written consent from the parents of a dependent student


  • 45. 
    Institutions may release information to parents:
    • A. 

      By obtaining the student's written permission

    • B. 

      By having the parents establish the student's dependency according to the IRS Code of 1986

    • C. 

      Through a legally issued subpoena

    • D. 

      All of the above

    • E. 

      A and B only


  • 46. 
    Records of disclosures of student information must be kept for requests from and released to:
    • A. 

      Students for their own use

    • B. 

      School officials

    • C. 

      Members of the Board of Trustees

    • D. 

      Work-study students who have a need to access other students' records as a result of their employment in an office of the institution

    • E. 

      None of the above


  • 47. 
    FERPA applies to the following educational institutions:
    • A. 

      Public

    • B. 

      Private

    • C. 

      Religious

    • D. 

      Public and private


  • 48. 
    In publishing a student directory that includes students' home addresses, is the institution in violation of FERPA?
    • A. 

      Yes

    • B. 

      No

    • C. 

      Only if the students' home addresses are not designated as directory information, or if the institution has not obtained each student's written permission to include it in the student directory


  • 49. 
    Upon receiving a subpoena, you must do which of the following?
    • A. 

      Notify the student in all cases that you have received the subpoena

    • B. 

      Determine if the subpoena has jurisdiction over your institution before complying

    • C. 

      Notify the server of the subpoena that you will comply within ten working days

    • D. 

      Notify the student's parents that you have received it


  • 50. 
    A student has the right to review which of the following information about him or her that is maintained by the institution?
    • A. 

      Parental financial information

    • B. 

      Letters of recommendation

    • C. 

      Law enforcement unit records

    • D. 

      Admissions records related to the denial of his application into another college of the institution

    • E. 

      All of the above


  • 51. 
    Which of the following is not a student's right under FERPA?
    • A. 

      The right to request that the institution discontinue use of his or her Social Security number as a personal identifier

    • B. 

      The right to limit disclosure of directory information

    • C. 

      The right to request an amendment to his or her education record

    • D. 

      The right to inspect and review his or her education records

    • E. 

      All of the above


  • 52. 
    Would the following be an acceptable release of student information without the student's written permission?To the student
    • A. 

      Yes

    • B. 

      No


  • 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
    • A. 

      Yes

    • B. 

      No


  • 54. 
    Would the following be an acceptable release of student information without the student's written permission? To the student's advisor
    • A. 

      Yes

    • B. 

      No


  • 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
    • A. 

      Yes

    • B. 

      No


  • 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
    • A. 

      Yes

    • B. 

      No


  • 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
    • A. 

      Yes

    • B. 

      No


  • 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
    • A. 

      Yes

    • B. 

      No


  • 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
    • A. 

      Yes

    • B. 

      No


  • 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
    • A. 

      Yes

    • B. 

      No


  • 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
    • A. 

      Yes

    • B. 

      No


  • 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
    • A. 

      Yes

    • B. 

      No


  • 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
    • A. 

      Yes

    • B. 

      No


  • 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
    • A. 

      Yes

    • B. 

      No


  • 65. 
    The item below is found in various offices of the institution; would it be considered an education record?The honor roll list
    • A. 

      Yes

    • B. 

      No


  • 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
    • A. 

      Yes

    • B. 

      No


  • 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
    • A. 

      Yes

    • B. 

      No


  • 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
    • A. 

      Yes

    • B. 

      No


  • 69. 
    Would the item below be considered an education record?Student photographs on a department's bulletin board identifying the majors in that department
    • A. 

      Yes

    • B. 

      No


  • 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
    • A. 

      Yes

    • B. 

      No


  • 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
    • A. 

      Yes

    • B. 

      No


  • 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)
    • A. 

      Yes

    • B. 

      No


  • 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
    • A. 

      Yes

    • B. 

      No


  • 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
    • A. 

      Yes

    • B. 

      No


  • 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
    • A. 

      Yes

    • B. 

      No


  • 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
    • A. 

      Yes

    • B. 

      No


  • 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
    • A. 

      Yes

    • B. 

      No


  • 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
    • A. 

      Yes

    • B. 

      No


  • 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
    • A. 

      Yes

    • B. 

      No


  • 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
    • A. 

      Yes

    • B. 

      No


  • 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
    • A. 

      Yes

    • B. 

      No


  • 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
    • A. 

      Yes

    • B. 

      No


  • 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
    • A. 

      Yes

    • B. 

      No


  • 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
    • A. 

      Yes

    • B. 

      No


  • 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
    • A. 

      Yes

    • B. 

      No


  • 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
    • A. 

      Yes

    • B. 

      No


  • 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
    • A. 

      Yes

    • B. 

      No


  • 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
    • A. 

      Yes

    • B. 

      No


  • 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
    • A. 

      Yes

    • B. 

      No


  • 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
    • A. 

      Yes

    • B. 

      No


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