Student information is protected under Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA). The act provides students with the right to inspect and review educational records, the right to seek to amend those records, and to limit disclosure of information from the records. All students who are currently enrolled at Parkland, or were formerly enrolled regardless of their age or dependency status, are protected by this law.
Under FERPA, all student information except for “directory information” is considered confidential. Parkland's definition of “directory information” includes student’s name, address, email address, telephone number, major field of study, participation in recognized activities and sports, dates of attendance, enrollment status (i.e. full/part-time, freshman/sophomore level), photo ID picture, degrees and awards received, and previous educational agencies or institutions attended. Any information that is not covered under “directory information” requires the student’s authorized release with a written consent.
If you like the Assessment Center to release any information about you that does not fall under “directory information”, you will need to fill out the Permission to Release Student Record Information Form
. This document has to be notarized and mailed in to the Assessment Center