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 avail- able 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:

  1. Political affiliations;
  2. Potentially embarrassing mental or psychological problems;
  3. Sexual behavior and attitudes;
  4. Illegal, anti-social, self-incriminating or demeaning behavior;
  5. Critical appraisals of close family members;
  6. Privileged or similar relationships;
  7. Religious practices, affiliations, or beliefs of the student or student’s parent: or
  8. Income other than information necessary to establish eligibility for a program; without the prior consent of adult or emancipated students, or written permission of parents.

The district shall 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.

Legal References:
20 U.S.C.1232h(c) –┬áNo Child Left Behind Act of 2001
34 CFR Parts 75, 76, and 98 (1984) –┬áStudent rights in research, experimental activities and testing

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

Adoption Date: 8/26/03
Raymond School District #116

Procedure 3232P
Parent and Student Rights in Administration of Surveys, Analysis or Evaluation

Right to Inspect
Parents, upon request, shall have the opportunity to inspect the following:

A. Surveys created by a third party before the survey is administered or distributed by a school to students;
B. Instructional material used as part of the educational curriculum; and
C. Any survey document used to collect information from students.

At the beginning of each school year the district shall provide the emancipated student or parent
notification in writing of the district policy and the specific or approximate dates of any student
survey, analysis or evaluation scheduled during the school year.

The notification shall include provisions to opt a student out of participating in:

A. Any protected information survey, regardless of funding;
B. Activities involving collection, disclosure, or use of personal information obtained from students for marketing or selling to others; or
C. 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.

Raymond School District