Research and Survey Review Procedures
Evanston/Skokie School District 65 encourages research that provides a basis for improving school processes and student learning within the district. While the district encourages educational research, the need for research and the collection of information is always balanced against the district’s objectives.
Per Board policy, surveys and research conducted within the district require prior review and written approval from the Research, Accountability, and Data Department. This includes surveys and research carried out by district employees, departments, or committees. Please note that if you are an employee of District 65, you cannot conduct research in the school(s) that you work in. However, you may conduct research at a different school in the district.
The district has developed a research agenda to guide researchers toward our most pressing questions. We particularly encourage proposals that address issues of racial equity.
Important Update Regarding COVID-19
Please take a moment to familiarize yourself with the State of Illinois Coronavirus (COVID-19) Response Plan. As new information is being provided by the State of Illinois, we are continuously adjusting our procedures to match that of health and government authorities. With this in mind, procedures have been implemented in District 65 to respond to and reflect the current conditions. The priority of District 65 is to maintain student, staff and community safety by taking precautionary measures aligned with state and local health regulations including limiting personnel in school buildings and maintaining students’ safety, learning, and well being during e-learning.
To address and respond to the current global health crisis, District 65 has made the collective decision in the following statement:
Submissions for new research activities in District 65 are being suspended until the State of Illinois has reached Stage 5 of the restorative plan.
Please see our full statement regarding research procedures during this time. We thank everyone for their commitment to ensuring the safety and health of our community.