Survey requests are accepted throughout the year. Proposed surveys must align with at least one of the TPS benchmarks and provide a description of how the survey results can inform student learning, teacher instruction, and/or district improvements.
Please be aware that during the 2020-2021 school year, approval of external survey requests will be very limited.
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External Survey Requests
- Surveys requested by an individual researcher, agency or company
- Surveys requested by TPS employees and community partners that are not linked to their TPS work
Internal Survey Requests
- Certain types of surveys conducted by TPS employees and community partners. Review the DART Survey Review Criteria above to determine if a survey requires DART review and approval.
Voluntary Participation & Consent
Participation in surveys is voluntary. Schools, principals, teachers, 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 or staff data. Many, but not all, of the TPS legal guidelines for data release procedures are based upon the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA).