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Forum Guide to the Privacy of Student Information
NCES 2006-805
July 2006


The members of the FERPA Toolkit Action Plan Team of the National Forum on Education Statistics would like to thank everyone who reviewed drafts of this document or otherwise contributed to its development. In particular, thanks are due to Lee Hoffman, Marilyn Seastrom, and Ellen Campbell of the US Department of Education; Tom Ogle, Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education; Brad James, Vermont Department of Education; Raymond Yeagley, Northwest Evaluation Association; Sonya Edwards and Bruce Gordon, California Department of Education; Jan Rose Petro, Colorado Department of Education; David Weinberger, Yonkers Public Schools; and Bob Beecham, Nebraska Department of Education. Frances Erlebacher edited the document and the Creative Shop provided layout and design services.

Finally, the Action Plan Team members would like to thank their tireless leader, Levette Williams, and her staff at the Georgia Department of Education, including Wanda Jones and Angela Hagens. They went above and beyond the call of duty by preparing a preliminary draft of this document. Without their hard work, this document would not have been published in such a timely manner.