Glossary Term

PPRA (Protection of Pupil Rights Act)

Glossary Term:

PPRA (Protection of Pupil Rights Act)


The Protection of Pupil Rights Amendment, or PPRA, is a federal law that provides certain rights for parents of students regarding, among other things, student participation in surveys; the inspection of instructional material; certain physical exams; and the collection, disclosure, and use of personal information for marketing purposes. 

Of particular note for researchers is the rights of parents related to surveys or questionnaires.

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