All research applications are screened for approval by an internal Research Review Committee.
Research projects must align with at least one of the TPS benchmarks and provide a description of how it will benefit student learning.
Please be aware that for the 2022-2023 school year, approval of research requests submitted by individuals and entities external to TPS will be very limited. We appreciate your understanding as we continue to focus district resources on student learning.

Please review the information below, then submit your application

Submitting a Research Application

  • Prepare answers to all Research Application Questions shown below
  • Plan ahead! Please be aware it could take up to 30 days to be notified whether your proposal will be moved forward for district approvals. The district approval process can take an additional 8 weeks.
  • Note that incomplete applications will not be reviewed

Guidelines for Approved Research

  • After initial approval, please allow two to four months for additional processing and district-level approvals.
  • Researchers must follow district policies and procedures, as well as any other applicable laws and regulations.
    • Research conducted under the auspices of TPS in collaboration with another agency/organization may be exempt from district-specific regulations.
  • No research may be conducted during statewide assessments.

Guidelines are in place to ensure the appropriateness and integrity of research conducted within the district, and to protect participant rights and privacy. Researchers must comply with all such requirements.