FERPA Quiz

10 Questions | Total Attempts: 137

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FERPA Quizzes & Trivia

Please answer all of the questions. You must get a 90% or higher (that means you can only miss 1 question), or you will need to retake the quiz. Once you pass, please print off the results and give to your supervisor. 


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    What does FERPA stand for?
    • A. 

      Federal Education Roles and Piracy Act

    • B. 

      Federal Education Rights and Privacy Act

    • C. 

      Formerly Educated Righteous and Pirate Act

  • 2. 
    Whose record is confidential and protected by FERPA?
    • A. 

      A current University of Louisville student

    • B. 

      A prospective student who has applied to a degree program but has never taken classes at UofL

    • C. 

      Any resident that currently lives on campus

    • D. 

      Both A and C

  • 3. 
    At the college level, FERPA states that parents:
    • A. 

      Have the same rights of access and review as their child

    • B. 

      Can only see their child's records after receiving permission from the Associate Dean of Enrollment Services

    • C. 

      Can review progress reports and grades sent directly to the student's permanent home address

    • D. 

      Except in an Emergency situation or if the student has authorized the College to do so in writing, the parent does not have access to records

  • 4. 
    True or False: Student assignment and housing records are also covered under FERPA
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 5. 
    If a parent calls the front desk and asks for the room number and name of the roommate, you may give them this information because it does not fall under FERPA law
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 6. 
    A parent calls the front desk and states that they have not spoken to their student in a while and they are worried about them. Can the RA go to the student's room, check on the resident, and then call the parent back?
    • A. 

      Yes, that's my job as an RA

    • B. 

      No, but the RA can tell the parent that they will gladly take a message to give to the student

    • C. 

      No, because if we called them back that would confirm that the student lived in the building and be a violation of FERPA

    • D. 

      No, but if the parent is sincerely worried about the student, they may contact ULPD. ULPD will perform a welfare check on the student.

    • E. 

      Both B, C, and D

  • 7. 
    FERPA idenifies a category of information as "directory information". Which of the following is NOT considered directory information?
    • A. 

      Student's name

    • B. 

      Local and home address

    • C. 

      Residence hall room number

    • D. 

      Email address

    • E. 

      Telephone listing

  • 8. 
    If a parent calls and says they would like more information about their student who got caught drinking in the residence hall, what should your response be?
    • A. 

      You've called the right place. I was the RA on-call that night, I can tell you all about it!

    • B. 

      I'm sorry sir/ma'am, but I cannot provide any information to you due to FERPA Law

    • C. 

      If you would like, I could forward you to the Hall Director/Residence Life Coordinator and they can get back in touch with you at a later time.

    • D. 

      Are you crazy?! That's falls under FERPA! I can't tell you anything about that!

    • E. 

      Both B and C

  • 9. 
    True or False: The student is under the age of 18, you release any information to the parents because that student is a minor.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 10. 
    Why is FERPA important?
    • A. 

      It helps protect the student

    • B. 

      It helps protect the school administrator (or RA) from giving out too much information

    • C. 

      It isn't important and no one should have to follow it

    • D. 

      Both A and B