Guidelines

  • Research Arrow  Those interested in conducting research with Coppell ISD must submit a research protocol if the research/evaluation project includes collecting and/or using data from CISD students, staff, or parents

    Arrow  Along with the research protocol, investigators are required to submit:

    Arrow2  Each of their human subjects training certificate (NIH/CITI) for ethical purposes
    Arrow2  Resume/vita of primary and secondary investigators
    Arrow2  Any consent forms to be used with parents, staff (principals/teachers), or students (Templates can be found on the website)
    Arrow2  Any finalized tools for data collection (i.e., observation tools/rubrics, surveys, tests, interview questionnaires, focus group questionnaires, or any other data-gathering tools)
    Arrow2  A $25 application fee for non-CISD staff  
    Arrow  Active consent for student participation must be obtained from parents/guardians prior to data collection, or before any identifiable student data can be released from central records

    Arrow  Individual students, staff, and schools may not be identified in any research/evaluation project. In addition, the district will also stay de-identified for purposes of reporting

    Arrow  Data collection is not allowed on testing days. Data collection is also not permitted from mid-March till the end of the school year due to state testing

    Arrow  Interim and final reports of the results of the study must be submitted to CISD 

Questions?

Review Process Information

  • Send your attachments/documents at least 60 days prior to the start of your study to:

    Dr. Pooja Shivraj
    Coppell ISD
    Vonita White Administration Building
    200 S. Denton Tap Rd.
    Coppell TX 75019

    CISD staff may email documents
    Email  pshivraj@coppellisd.com.

    The CISD offices will complete an initial review of your submission and respond to let you know if your application is complete. During this review process, you will also be given a unique CISD study ID. If all documents are complete, we will send you a response in less than 4 weeks. The application will be reviewed by a committee of at least 3 reviewers who score the application using a rubric with the following criteria.

    Arrow  Clarity of the research proposal
    Arrow  Research design and analysis plan of the study
    Arrow  Tools and instrumentation used for evaluation
    Arrow  Use of CISD's time and resources
    Arrow  Value of the research project to CISD as a whole and its campuses, and contribution to the district initiatives
    Arrow  Value of the research project to the field of education
    Arrow  Level of data extraction from central records