2130: Research Studies

Gooding Joint School District #231


INSTRUCTION                                                                                                                        2130


Research Studies


The Gooding Joint School District recognizes the value of participation in educational research. Studies using observation, surveys, and experimentation can aid in the improvement of 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 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 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.


Research studies making use of any survey, test, questionnaire, enumeration, or measuring device shall comply with all applicable requirements noted in Policy 2140.



Cross Reference:         2120                            Program Evaluation and Diagnostic Tests

                                    2140                            Student and Family Privacy Right


Legal References:       IC § 33-6000               Parental Rights


Policy History:

Adopted on: 5-8-12

Revised on: 8-8-23

Reviewed on: 1-9-21

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