LEA Website Privacy Transparency Review Final Report

Last Updated: December 2022

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The Student Privacy Policy Office (SPPO) at the U.S. Department of Education (Department) performed a four-year review of a nationally representative sample of the websites of 1,504 local education agencies (LEAs) to identify whether and how these websites include information about student privacy. In each year of the study, SPPO reviewed a nationally representative sample of 376 LEA websites, focusing on whether the LEAs included key student privacy documents and information about the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) and the Protection of Pupil Rights Amendment (PPRA) on the LEA website, as opposed to on individual school, board of education, or other websites. This final report includes data from the full, nationally representative sample.