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Friday, November 27, 2015

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                                                                                                                                  Office of Research & Evaluation for School Improvement

                                                                               130 Trinity Ave., SW, 6th Floor | Atlanta, Georgia 30303 | P: 404.802.2672 | F: 404.802.1601


Dear Prospective Researcher, 

Atlanta Public Schools (APS) encourages meaningful empirical research and offers the services of the Department of Research and Evaluation for School Improvement to facilitate the efforts of researchers in conducting approved studies. Guidelines have been formulated to regulate research activities, to protect the rights of students and staff, and to avoid interference with the ongoing instructional programs in the schools.

The following conditions apply to all research requests:

Researchers planning to conduct studies beyond one year must submit annual requests for continuation.  Approval for one school year (August- May) does not guarantee approval for subsequent school years of a study.

Research proposals will be reviewed by the Research Screening Committee throughout the year except from April 1st through May 31st (Black Out period) of each year. 

The Research Screening Committee will review each proposal and respond by letter to the researcher within approximately an eight (8) week period of the submission date. The committee may approve, deny, or request modifications to research proposals. 

All research screening application packets must contain all required documents upon submission for review.  Researchers must submit a completed
APS Research Request Application, a detailed research proposal with approved IRB and Research Proposal Check Off Form  with the proposal packet. The committee will not review incomplete application packets.  

More detailed information regarding the processes and procedures regarding conducting research can be reviewed via the following link 
Guidelines for Conducting Research Activities the Atlanta Public Schools .
Thank you.
Dr. Rubye Sullivan
Director of Research and Evaluation for School Improvement



“The mission of the Research and Evaluation Department is to build capacity through research, evaluation, and the application of data to inform school improvement for student success.”

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