FERPA Quiz (Marlboro County High School)

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  • 1. 

    FERPA is a Federal law that protects the privacy of student education records.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    The explanation for the given correct answer is that FERPA, which stands for the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act, is indeed a Federal law that is designed to safeguard the privacy of student education records. This law grants certain rights to parents and students over their educational records, including the right to control who has access to these records and how they are used. FERPA also requires educational institutions to obtain written consent before disclosing personally identifiable information from a student's education records. Therefore, the statement "FERPA is a Federal law that protects the privacy of student education records" is true.

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  • 2. 

    Who has the right to view student records?

    • A.

      Non-guardian siblings

    • B.

      Parents

    • C.

      Eligible Student

    • D.

      Both B&C

    Correct Answer
    D. Both B&C
    Explanation
    Both parents and eligible students have the right to view student records. Parents have the right to access their child's educational records, including grades, attendance, and disciplinary records. Eligible students, who are typically 18 years or older or attending a post-secondary institution, also have the right to access their own educational records. Therefore, the correct answer is Both B&C.

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  • 3. 

    Eligible viewers of the student records have the right to request that a school correct records which they believe to be inaccurate or misleading.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    Eligible viewers of the student records have the right to request corrections if they believe the records are inaccurate or misleading. This implies that the statement is true, as it acknowledges the rights of individuals to request changes to their records if they find any discrepancies or misleading information.

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  • 4. 

    Who can information be passed along to?

    • A.

      School officials

    • B.

      Officials who are need to see student records for educational interest, transfers, laws, or emergencies

    • C.

      Organizations

    • D.

      Local Authorities

    Correct Answer
    B. Officials who are need to see student records for educational interest, transfers, laws, or emergencies
    Explanation
    Information can be passed along to officials who have a legitimate educational interest in the student's records, such as school officials who need the information to perform their job duties. Additionally, information can be shared with officials involved in transfers, those who need the information to comply with laws or regulations, and in emergency situations where sharing the information is necessary to protect the student's health or safety.

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  • 5. 

    You get a frantic phone call from an individual who says that he is a student's father and must get in touch with her immediately because of a family emergency. Can you tell him when and where her next class is today?

    • A.

      Yes

    • B.

      No

    Correct Answer
    B. No
    Explanation
    For the safety of the student you cannot tell another person where a student is at any time. The identity of the person on the phone must be verified.

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  • 6. 

    You received a call from an educational organization asking for the names and addresses of students with a GPA of 3.0 of better. They say they have good job information for these students. Can you help these students get jobs by giving out this information?

    • A.

      Yes

    • B.

      No

    Correct Answer
    B. No
    Explanation
    Do not give out student information that pertains to grade point average to anyone without prior written consent.

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  • 7. 

    You receive a phone call from a local police department indicating that they are trying to determine whether a particular student was in attendance on a specific day. Since they are in the middle of a investigation, are you allowed to give them this information?

    • A.

      Yes

    • B.

      No

    Correct Answer
    B. No
    Explanation
    No. . If the police require more information, a subpoena or warrant may be required.

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  • 8. 

    An unauthorized person retrieves information from a computer screen that was left unattended. Under FERPA, is the staff member or institution responsible?

    • A.

      Yes

    • B.

      No

    Correct Answer
    A. Yes
    Explanation
    Information on a computer screen should be treated the same as printed reports.

    The medium in which the information is held is unimportant. No information should be left accessible or unattended, including computer displays.

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  • 9. 

    You are facing an emergency situation where you fear the health and safety of people is in jeopardy if you do not release certain protected information to a third party. Can you exercise judgement and release the information?

    • A.

      Yes

    • B.

      No

    Correct Answer
    A. Yes
    Explanation
    There is a provision in FERPA which states that you may release information from an educational records to an appropriate person "in connection with an emergency if knowledge of the information necessary to protect the health or safety of the student or other individuals."

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  • 10. 

    Which of the following individuals can access student records without permisson from the eligible viewers?

    • A.

      School officials with legitimate educational interests.

    • B.

      Other schools to which the student is transferring

    • C.

      State and local officials

    • D.

      All of the above

    Correct Answer
    D. All of the above
    Explanation
    All of the above options can access student records without permission from the eligible viewers. School officials with legitimate educational interests can access student records to fulfill their professional responsibilities. Other schools to which the student is transferring may need access to the records for enrollment purposes. State and local officials may require access to student records for various reasons, such as compliance with educational laws and regulations. Therefore, all of these individuals have the authority to access student records without permission.

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