Gooding Joint School District No. 231
The District recognizes the value of participation in educational research. Studies using observation, surveys, and experimentation can aid in the improvement instructional programs in the school system as well as growth in the profession for individual teachers and researchers.
Simultaneously, the District recognizes that the amount of time available for student learning is limited and must be handled carefully. It is, therefore, important that only those research studies that are of the greatest value to the District should be allowed to be conducted in the school system.
All research proposals from outside sources shall be submitted in prospective form, with the instruments attached, to the Superintendent at least three (3) weeks prior to the date on which the research study is to be conducted. The prospectus must include the researcher’s name, address, and phone number, as well as a description of the purpose of the study, the procedures to be used, the treatment of the data, and the distribution of the study. The Superintendent shall approve or disapprove all research studies. Approval shall be based on educational significance, project design, and lack of disruption to the regular school process. The primary criteria in approving research studies will be the value to the District. A final copy of the study shall be provided free of charge to the District.
No test, questionnaire, survey, or enumeration containing questions about a pupil’s or his parent’s personal beliefs, practices in sex, family life, morality, and religion shall be administered without Board approval.
Policy History: Adopted on: 5/8/12 Revised on: Reviewed on: 1/19/21