Record under FERPA

Definition: The term “education records” is defined as those records that are:

  1. directly related to a student; and
  2. maintained by an educational agency or institution, or by a party acting for the agency or institution.

See 34 CFR § 99.3 for the definition of “education records” and a list of records that are not included in the definition.

Source: Taken from the U.S. Department of Education’s 2010 guidance document, Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) and the Disclosure of Student Information Related to Emergencies and Disasters, https://www2.ed.gov/policy/gen/guid/fpco/pdf/ferpa-disaster-guidance.pdf.

DaSy Framework Component: Data Governance and Management