Requests to Conduct Research or Receive Data
Our District recognizes the value of educational research, but our first priority is our students and staff. The Office reviews all research requests to ensure they do not create unnecessary disruptions of student learning, burdensome paperwork and processes, nor inappropriate uses of information. All research requests must provide documentation that they are in compliance with local and Federal requirements designed to protect research participants. These conditions are outlined in the following documents.
All researchers are required to submit the following 3 documents:
Researchers should complete these forms and email them to firstname.lastname@example.org.
An internal review committee meets monthly (typically the first Wednesday of the month) to discuss all current requests. Please submit your paperwork at least a week before this meeting to ensure it will be on the agenda.
Researchers who plan any contact with students are also required to submit state and Federal Child Abuse and Criminal Clearances. These clearances must be dated within one year of a new research application, and approved researchers must provide updated forms every two years.
- PA State Criminal History Report
- Child Abuse Certification
- FBI Criminal History Report
- A signed PA Resident Form AND Waiver Request can be submitted in lieu of this report if you have lived in PA for 10 consecutive years
Requests to receive data must be submitted by completing the form found through the link below. All requests will be reviewed for appropriateness and plans for security and confidentiality. Requesters should anticipate a minimum of at least one month after the request is submitted before the final data are delivered. The Office of Research and Evaluation is a small team that supports frequent internal data reporting needs as they arise, as well as ongoing large projects that support district operations and instruction. Therefore, external requests will be added to a queue with internal district needs taking priority.