Tag Archives: FERPA

Written Agreement Checklist

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This 2015 revision of a 2012 document summarizes the requirements for the written agreements under the studies exception and the audit or evaluation exception as specified in the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA). Published by: Privacy Technical Assistance Center (PTAC) Link to Document (PDF)

Data Sharing Under FERPA

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This 2012 webinar presentation reviews key regulatory changes in the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) related to data sharing and summarizes FERPA mandatory provisions and best practices for written agreements. Published by: Privacy Technical Assistance Center (PTAC) Link to Webinar

OSEP Policy Letter to Edmunds on procedural safeguards

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This 2012 letter from OSEP determines that the term “early intervention records” is the same as “education records” for the purposes of the confidentiality protections under Part C of the IDEA and FERPA and exempt as “Protective Health Information” under the HIPAA Privacy Rule. Published by the Office of Special Education Programs (OSEP) Link to […]

FERPA 101

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This 2011 webinar provides a basic overview of the Family Education Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA). The webinar is intended to inform education officials, teachers and staff at state and local agencies and institutions about the requirements of FERPA. Presented by Privacy Technical Assistance Center (PTAC) Link to Recording and Transcript

Cloud Computing

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This 2015 update of a 2012 document is designed to assist educational agencies and institutions that are considering using cloud computing solutions for education data. It contains responses to frequently asked questions about meeting necessary data privacy and data security requirements, including compliance with the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act, to ensure proper protection […]

Data Security Checklist

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This 2011 document assists stakeholder organizations, such as state and local educational agencies, with developing and maintaining a successful data security program. Published by: Privacy Technical Assistance Center (PTAC) Link to Document (PDF)

The Forum Guide to Data Ethics

This 2010 guide presents best practices in the ethical use and management of education data and is intended to improve the quality of education data gathered for use by policymakers and program decision-makers. Published by: The National Forum on Education Statistics Link to Document (PDF)