Did you know schools are currently using surveys to collect private data on students? Student evaluations are being conducted under SEL programs to drive data based decisions.
You have the right to protect your child from these invasive surveys. Have a conversation with your student and ask them to make you aware of any surveys their school administers.
The National Center for Education Statistics states that the Protection of Pupil Rights Amendment (PPRA) protects students and parents:
First, parents have the opportunity to review certain federal surveys or instructional materials used in conjunction with surveys and to provide consent for their child’s participation in them.
Second, PPRA requires that state or local education agencies, and their contractors or representatives, obtain prior consent from the parent if they plan to collect information from students concerning the following items:
- political affiliation;
- mental and psychological problems;
- sexual behavior and attitudes;
- illegal or self-incriminating behavior;
- critical assessments of other individuals or family members;
- privileged information given to lawyers, physicians, or ministers;
- religious practices, affiliations, or beliefs (newly added under NCLB); and
- income (other than what is required by law for program eligibility).
Download this form and submit it to your school today!
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