COVID-19 Data Collection Amendment
Due to the current reopening status of DeKalb County Schools, in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Research, Data, and Evaluation Department has amended the process in which researchers collect data for their research studies. To decrease the level of exposure to our students, staff, parents, and stakeholders, until further notice, we are suspending the practice of collecting in-person data to comply with current recommendations from the medical community and DeKalb County School District’s (DCSD) current policies. Virtual data collection is acceptable.
DCSD employees may be granted permission to conduct virtual classroom observations. However, they will have to receive written consent from the building principal and teacher of the class they plan to observe. Due to technology restrictions, this virtual data collection method is restricted to only internal DCSD employees.
The Research, Data, and Evaluation Department is grateful for your support of this essential amendment to the research proposal process.
Due to the holidays and a transition to a new software, we are temporarily not accepting research proposals until January 22, 2021.
Research Proposals Procedures
All prospective researchers who are interested in conducting research in DeKalb County School District are required to submit a formal application and receive written approval before any research activities may begin. The district has adopted new guidelines for conducting research that should streamline the process.