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R 1440 Research Requests

The following steps must be taken by the researcher:

  1. Obtain a copy of the District's policy statement on research requests.
  2. Present a letter of introduction and authentication from the responsible official (i.e., department chairman or above) of an institution of higher education or a professional organization along with evidence of approval by the sponsoring institution's Human Subjects Committee, Institutional Review Board, or comparable committee.
  3. Submit a copy of the research proposal to include an outline of the research design, copies of the instruments to be used, and an outline or summary of techniques and procedures to be used in the study, including an anticipated date the District can expect a report of the findings.
  4. Obtain approval by the Superintendent/designee.
  5. Obtain approval from the principal(s) of the school (s) to be involved so that the District will be assured that data collecting will not in any way disrupt ongoing school programs.
  6. Obtain written permission from parents of children to be directly involved.
  7. Sign an agreement using the form provided by the Superintendent's office (copy attached).

Has the investigator observed the following agreements?

            Submitted a letter of introduction providing evidence of sponsorship by a faculty member of an institution of higher education or professional organization.

            Obtained the Superintendent's approval of the District's participation.

            Submitted a copy of the research design, (three (3) pages or less) sample tests, questionnaires, interview guides and descriptions of materials, techniques and procedures to be used in the study.

            Provided written approval of the principal(s) whose school(s) are to be involved which assures that data collecting will not in any way disrupt existing school programs.

            Provided evidence that parents' permission has been secured for students directly involved as subjects.

            Assured that all information regarding individuals will be held in strict confidence.

            Submitted a definite date, not later than one month after conclusion of data gathering, for a preliminary report to the Superintendent on progress and findings to date, and a subsequent deadline for the final report.

            Assured that, at the conclusion of the study, a report of findings and interpretation will be provided to the Superintendent and copies sent to the principal of each participating school and the Office of Curriculum and Instruction.


Superintendent of Schools Investigator Investigator
Principal Institution Institution

The investigator should obtain appropriate signatures, keep one copy, and return a copy of this agreement with one copy of the proposal to the Superintendent of Schools.

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Last Updated: September 2015