OverviewThe Department of Research, Grants, and Evaluation provides support to all schools, centers, and departments. The department conducts district-wide surveys and data collection for instructional improvement and planning initiatives; coordinates and manages requests to conduct educational research; compiles reviews of literature and identifies current trends in education to support the superintendent in planning for the future; provides research consultation; and offers technical training and assistance to schools, departments, and professional staff on grant writing, as well as informing the district of current grant opportunities.
The Department of Research, Grants, and Evaluation supports the mission and goals of the DeKalb County School District by producing fair, accurate and relevant information, and ensuring high-quality data collection and data-based decision making through collaboration and communication with others. Partnerships between schools, businesses and organizations are an integral component of helping the school district achieve our goal of providing exposure, access and equity for all students. We solicit the support of local, state and regional partners as we strive to build sustainable relationships that will enhance resources to maximize student success.
Invitations and requests must be received in ample time for review and response before any deadlines.
Staff in DeKalb County School District schools, centers, and departments interested in submitting grant applications to outside sources should complete the Internal Grant Opportunity proposal and send to Marcia Oglesby in the Department of Research, Assessment, and Grants
Please follow the district’s grants procedures and process, prior to submitting a grant that exceeds $1000, and/or prior to partnering with an external organization
At no time will grants requiring matching funds be approved without appropriate authorization. This authorization process begins with the Department of Research, Assessments, and Grants.
– addresses conducting research, administering surveys and questionnaires, and defines what the district considers to be research and/or data collection proposals
Evaluation of Instructional Program (IJ)
– addresses the evaluation of instructional programs
The research proposal process has two tracks for conducting research in DeKalb County School District:
- Local School Research Projects
- for DCSD employees who plan to conduct research that only involves data collection at the employee’s place of employment (school). This process requires principal’s approval only. This application track may not be used for doctoral dissertations. Local school research project proposals are usually requirements for Master’s or Specialist classes.
- Research Review Board Research
- for all prospective researchers conducting research for a doctoral dissertation, research involving data collection at a school that is not the employee’s place of employment, or research at multiple sites. All central office employees and those who are not DCSD employees will use this application process.
Process Flow Chart
5. RRB sends a letter of approval or denial to the researcher.
6. If approved, researcher secures permission from the principal(s) to conduct the research at the school site.
7. If denied, researcher my resubmit proposal (at a later date).
September, January, and May
8. Researcher submits a copy of the completed study to RAG.
|Submission Deadline||Reviewed||Decision Letter Sent
|August 26, 2016||September 2016||September 30, 2016|
|December 16, 2016||January 2017||January 31, 2017|
|April 28, 2017||May 2017||May 31, 2017|
IS THE LAST DAY TO COLLECT DATA IN THE SCHOOLS
FOR THE SCHOOL YEAR 2016-2017
(due to state assessments and end of year activities)
The goal of the grants office is to assist in identifying a wide range of potential grant funding sources, acquiring grants and securing collaborative partnerships with organizations to enhance educational opportunities that support district-wide initiatives and the district’s strategic plan. Students greatly benefit from grant funding and partnerships, whether they are in-kind or monetary donations, provided by our collaborative partners and other organizations.
|Name of Grant||Recipient of Grant||Funding and or Grant Period||Purpose and Benefits|
|Project Learning Garden/Captain Planet Foundation||Marbut Theme, Henderson Mill, Hawthorne, Oakcliff Traditional, Chapelk Hill, Dunwoody Elementary, and Chesnut Charter||1 year||Strategies for building effective and long-lasting garden-based learning programs aligned to state and national standards: Installation of cisterns|
|Virtual Learning Lab - Personalized Learning||CREST-ED - Georgia State University and DCSD Partnership||5 Years||Personalized learning and virtual learning lab for students to increase academic outcomes|
|Improving Teacher Quality||GSU - Dr. Joseph Feinberg/DCSD Partnership||Feb. 2016 - March 2017||Professional Learning Economics Teachers- Focus Intl Econ Domain|
|GOSA Reading Mentors||Oak Grove & Brockett||1 year/Language and Literacy specialist assigned to the school to provide coaching||State Language and Literacy support; LLSs will conduct on-going coaching meant to provide teachers with a practical approach to data-driven instruction and allow school leaders the ability to monitor and support implementation of best practices.|
|DeKalb Board of Health/Centers for Disease Control||Kittredge - Sumi Jayamaran||$5,000||3-D printer|
|Improving Teacher Quality State Grant||Georgia State University Dr. Christopher Tullis Dr. Eliseo Jimenez||$60,000||Professional learning to improve teaching practices and student learning|
|HBCU-Up -- NSF||Spelman College/DSCD||$350,000||Increase the completion of BS degree in Computer Science among African-American women; Partnership with Spelman College|
|DeKalb Board of Health Grant||Ms. Safiano||$5,000||SHAPE Grant|
|Capstone Publishing Matching Grant||Frances Bishop - Teacher Librarian Idlewood ES||$4,500||The matching grant allowed Ms. Bishop to add 296 ebooks to the library collection|
|James Patterson Scholastic Reading Club Grant||Martina Claritt - Teacher Librarian Narvie Harris Trad Theme School||$3000 and 3000 points from Scholastic Reading Club||The grant will allow the school to expand the literature selection in school libraries|
|Target Field Trip Grant||Anja Tigges - Teacher Librarian - DeKalb Early College||$700||Fund field trips for sutdents|
|Atlanta Teaching Tool Grant||Brenda Hornaday/Brockett Elementary||$500||Grant funds provided to foster teacher's STEM efforts|
|Donorschoose.org||Brensda Hornaday/Brockett Elementary||$2,533.32||We Love Science - $1,066.96; We Love ART and STEM - $185.96; Researching in hopes of Finding Cures - Future MD'S Club - $391.39; Hooked on Books - $205.20; ELL Students Need Helop with Phonics, Please! - $457.28; Please Help us Learn to Read - $226.53|
- Knox Phillips (Director)
- 678.676.0373 (fax)
- Nora Allred (Administrative Assistant)
- Culisha Curry (Coordinator)
- Michael J. Shaw (Coordinator)
- Marcia Oglesby (Coordinator)