Education record means the type of records covered under the definition of “education records” in 34 CFR part 99 (the regulations implementing the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1974). FERPA defines the term education records to mean 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 “Education records” at 34 CFR 300.611(b)and 34 CFR 99.3