3232 Parent and Student Rights in Administration of Surveys Analysis or Evaluations

  • All instructional materials, including supplementary materials and teachers manuals, used with any survey, analysis, or evaluation in a program or project supported by federal funds are available for inspection by parents and guardians.

    No student will be required as part of any project or program supported by federal funds to submit to survey, analysis or evaluation that reveals information concerning the following without prior written consent of the student, if the student is an adult or an emancipated minor, or the student’s parent:

    1. political affiliations or beliefs of the student or the student’s parent;

    2. mental or psychological problems of the student or the student’s family;

    3. sex behavior or attitudes;

    4. illegal, anti-social, self-incriminating, or demeaning behavior;

    5. critical appraisals of other individuals with whom the student has close family relationships;

    6. legally recognized privileged or analogous relationships, such as those of lawyers, physicians, and ministers;

    7. religious practices, affiliations, or beliefs of the student or student’s parent; or

    8. income, (other than that required by law to determine eligibility for participation in a program or for receiving financial assistance under such program).

    The district will make arrangements to protect student privacy during the administration of surveys and the collection, disclosure or use of personal information for marketing, sales or other distribution purposes.

    The superintendent or designee will develop procedures consistent with this policy.

    Cross References:
    Board Policy 3231            Student Records

    Legal References:   
    20 U.S.C. 1232h                 Protection of pupil rights
    34 CFR Parts 75, 76, and 98 (1984)         Student rights in research, experimental activities and testing

    Management Resources:
    Policy and Legal News      April 2003 Districts Required to Review Collection and Dissemination of Information     

    ADOPTED: 10/22/1998
    REVISED: 11/25/03; 5/10/2018

    Procedure No. 3232P Parent and Student Rights in Administration of Surveys Analysis or Evaluations

    Right to Inspect

    Parents, upon request, will have the opportunity to inspect the following:

    1. Surveys created by a third party before the survey is administered or distributed by a school to students;

    2. Instructional material used as part of the educational curriculum; and

    3. Any survey document used to collect information from students.


    At the beginning of each school year, the district will provide parents and adult or emancipated minor students written notice of the district’s continued use of Policy 3232 and this procedure. The notice will include the specific or approximate dates of any student survey, analysis, or evaluation scheduled during the school year.


    The notice will also offer parents and adult or emancipated minor students the opportunity to opt their children or themselves out of participating in the following activities:

    1. Any survey that reveals information described in Policy 3232;

    2. Activities involving collection, disclosure, or use of personal information obtained from students for marketing or selling to others; or

    3. Involving any non-emergency, invasive physical examination or screening required as a condition of attendance, administered by the school, and not necessary to protect the immediate health and safety of a student.

    ADOPTED: 11/25/2003
    REVISED: 5/10/2018

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