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What Are Education Records?

Under FERPA, student education records must be handled in a secure and confidential manner.

These education records are defined as information that directly relates to a student and are maintained by an institution. These records can be in any media form, such as handwritten notes, typed, microfilm, microfiche, or electronic format.

Key Points:

  • Education records are those records directly related to an individual student and are maintained by an institution.
  • Records can be in any media form such as:
         -Handwritten
         -Print
         -Type
         -Film
         -Electronic
         -Microfiche

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