HCPSS MPIA Request #2020-124

Requested Information
Request by HPCSS school PARCC english and math score by student.
For each student (please remove name and student id for privacy reasons), please indicate 1) if student receives FARM (please use F for free meals, R for reduced price meal, N for No FARM); 2) Grade; 3) School

Please provide data in Excel
Date Received
Response Notes

Responsive to this request, at the individual student-level, the specific items requested above, even with personally identifiable information (PII) removed, have the potential to reveal educational records under both the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1974 (FERPA), which restricts access to student records, and MPIA GP § 4-313, which prevents disclosure of school district records pertaining to individual students. According to the U.S. Department of Education “The simple removal of nominal or direct identifiers, such as name and SSN (or other ID number), does not necessarily avoid the release of personally identifiable information” (Federal Register / Vol. 73, No. 237 / Tuesday, December 9, 2008 / Rules and Regulations at 74831).

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