Research Review

Overview

In accordance with district policy, the Seattle Public Schools has implemented a rigorous research review process for all individuals and organizations interested in conducting research with Seattle Public School staff (including administrators, school leaders, and teachers) and students. The review process screens applications for:

  • Relevance to SPS strategic initiatives and goals
  • Rigor of research methodology
  • Risks/benefits to schools and study participants
  • Burden to the district, schools, and study participants

District Strategic Priorities

The district’s 2016-17 strategic priority is Eliminating Opportunity Gaps by Ensuring Educational Excellence for Each and Every Child. A link to a complete set of documents outlining activities in this area is forthcoming.

How to Apply

Below is a list of additional resources that our office provides to applicants. We strongly urge you to read the research review guidelines thoroughly, as it answers many questions you may have around the research review process, timelines, and requirements.

Research Review Guidelines

Application to Conduct Research in the Seattle Public Schools

Amendment Form (for currently approved projects)

Data Request Form

If you have other questions or concerns, please contact Jessica K. Beaver, PhD at research@seattleschools.org.

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