Can professors tell other students your grades?

Under FERPA a school may not disclose a student’s grades to another student without the prior written consent of the parent or eligible student.

Are professors allowed to hide grades?

Absolutely yes, and I’ll explain why, along with some caveats. In your example, your chemistry professor probably has no need to access your history grade, and therefore shouldn’t look it up, but in practice, she wouldn’t because she has no interest in the information.

Are grades private information?

Any record that a school maintains on a student is protected under this law. Your test grades, GPA, and standardized testing scores all fall under the umbrella of FERPA, leading them to be classified as private information that cannot be released to others unless you give consent.

Do professors talk about students with other professors?

Yes, they do. It depends on the department, the institution, and the people, but remember that professors are human beings, and they gossip as much as anyone else.

How do I hide my grades on SpeedGrader?

Open the SpeedGrader for the assignment. Click the eye icon in the upper left corner. Select the ‘Hide Grades’ option. To hide grades/comments for a particular section (or sections), select the Specific Sections option, then select the desired sections.

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Do professors give extra credit?

If you mean can a professor give extra credit work for some people, yes they “can” but it is not a fair way to assess students. A fair assessment requires that all students have the same opportunity to show that they have mastered the learning outcomes.

What is not protected by FERPA?

FERPA generally prohibits the improper disclosure of personally identifiable information derived from education records. Thus, information that an official obtained through personal knowledge or observation, or has heard orally from others, is not protected under FERPA.

What does the term fair is not equal mean?

To young children running a race on the school playground, fair simply means starting at the same place. … In the race to education, fair is not equal. Treating students equally means that all students receive the same treatment regardless of their needs.

What do professors think of quiet students?

Quiet students are much less likely to be known by their professors, and from a psychological and sociological perspective, a student is much better off (in a self-interest way) if they are someone their professor does think about—both good thoughts and bad thoughts.

Do professors hate students?

Of course they like them. Everyone likes less work. That does not mean professors don’t like struggling students. If you want help and you ask politely and show you are willing to work, professors have respect for that.

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