Definitions for "Buckley Amendment"
Keywords:  ferpa, privacy, amendment, penn, abides
Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1974. A federal law protecting rights of parents regarding their child's records, limiting access to outsiders, and establishing procedures to challenge or correct false enforcement.
Another name for the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1974 (FERPA). This legislation protects the privacy of educational records, establishes students' rights to inspect their records, provides guidelines for correcting inaccurate or misleading data through informal and formal hearings, and permits students to file complaints with the FERPA office concerning alleged failures of the institution to comply with the Act. Penn abides by the Buckley Amendment, which also applies to student information published electronically, such as e-mail addresses.
The Buckley Amendment is federal legislation that gives individuals and their parents or guardians access to information, including the results of standardized tests.