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research guidelines


A research REQUEST that meets the following criteria will be considered for approval.


    1. The Request for Research submission process is complete.


    1. A copy of all instruments and their source is attached.


    1. The data collected meets the assumptions of the data analysis. The data analyses test the hypotheses and will lead to interpretable results.


    1. The study must not violate the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1974. Any study involving students requires written consent of the parent or guardian.


    1. Any study involving access to employee records must be voluntary and requires written consent of the employee.


    1. The study is not offensive to the values and standards of the NEISD and the community, and does not inquire (in an obtrusive manner) into religion, gender, home, or family life.


    1. The study does not involve survey research on the opinions, attitudes, or values of students.


    1. The study makes minimal interruptions to the regular school program and makes no undue demands upon the time of students, teachers, administrators, or other district personnel.


    1. The study does not involve research during the first and/or last three weeks of the school the semester as determined by the adopted NEISD calendar.


    1. The study is not scheduled during district-wide testing periods. 


    1. The study makes provisions for protecting the confidentiality of personal data concerning students and employees.


    1. The study involves no expense to NEISD.


    1. Even if approval to conduct research is granted by the District, participation by individual campuses is left to the discretion of the campus principal.  Approval letters from the district are simply an approval to approach a campus.


    1. Active consent forms are required for any survey that falls under The Protection of Pupil Rights Amendment (PPRA).