Research & Surveys

Conducting Research and Surveys at Tacoma Public Schools

Tacoma Public Schools (TPS) is comprised of 56 Comprehensive Schools serving approximately 30,000 students in Preschool - Grade 12. It is an innovative district focused on the development of the Whole Child. ​TPS recognizes the importance of relevant and valid research and is committed to facilitating appropriate research and survey activities. Research, however, is secondary to our goal of educating Every Student. Every Day.

The TPS Assessment & Research Department is responsible for managing and overseeing all research and survey activity conducted within the district, including.

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Student Participation & Consent

Participation in research studies and surveys is voluntary. Parents and students who do not wish to participate have a right to refusal. Pressure shall not be applied to promote participation.

Tacoma Public Schools complies with all state and federal regulations regarding the release of confidential student data. Many of the legal guidelines for data release procedures are drawn from the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA)