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    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