FERPA Quiz

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FERPA Quiz

This quiz was designed to test your knowledge of the key points shared during your online FERPA training course.


Questions and Answers
  • 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

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