Research and Educational Partnerships
Dear Prospective Researcher,
Atlanta Public Schools (APS) encourages meaningful empirical research
and offers the services of the Department of Research and Evaluation for
School Improvement to facilitate the efforts of researchers in
conducting approved studies. Guidelines have been formulated to regulate
research activities, to protect the rights of students and staff, and
to avoid interference with the ongoing instructional programs in the
The following conditions apply to all research requests:
- Researchers planning to conduct studies beyond one year must
submit annual requests for continuation. Approval for one school year
(August- May) does not guarantee approval for subsequent school years of
- Research proposals will be reviewed by the Research Screening
Committee throughout the year except from April 1st through May 31st
(Black Out period) of each year.
- The Research Screening Committee will review each proposal and
respond by letter to the researcher within approximately an eight (8)
week period of the submission date. The committee may approve, deny, or
request modifications to research proposals.
- All research screening application packets must contain all
required documents upon submission for review. Researchers must submit a
completed APS Research Request Application, and an IRB approval letter. The committee will not review incomplete application packets.
The research approval process is specific to traditional schools. If you
wish to perform research in a charter school, please contact the school
More detailed information regarding the processes and procedures
regarding conducting research can be reviewed via the following link Guidelines for Conducting Research Activities the Atlanta Public Schools.
Director of Research and Evaluation
Office of Research & Evaluation for School Improvement
130 Trinity Ave., SW, 6th Floor
Atlanta, Georgia 30303