Data & Research
The Office of Data & Research collaborates with the CCSD leadership team to help CCSD become a learning organization that continuously improves its work, measures its impact, and shares important learnings both internally and externally to further organizational improvement and student achievement. The Office is dedicated to high-level visioning and implementation of CCSD's organizational measurement priorities, including understanding the range of quantitative and qualitative data currently collected, strengthening these systems in alignment with the theory of action and strategic plan, driving development and implementation of new systems and structures, and helping communicate compelling stories of impact to a variety of stakeholders. The Office bolsters systems to support data-driven decision-making within the organization.
The Office welcomes research projects that are well-conceived, articulated, implemented, evaluated, and reported. The Office gives preference to research projects that will lead to increased student achievement; address the documented school needs; help administrators and teachers make data-based decisions; and align with the district's broad focus areas of literacy, numeracy, and social-emotional development.
The district enjoys excellent relationships with partner colleges and universities, processing up to 40 research proposals per year. Researchers must be aware that the CCSD student population is economically, ethnically, and racially diverse. The district is especially interested in the results of research projects that reveal challenging and innovative teaching strategies and practices shown to be effective with a diverse population of students.
CCSD encourages collaborative research activities that benefit both the researcher and CCSD students, and is pleased to provide access to schools, teachers, and students when doing so is in the best interest of children. The review process abides by two main guiding principles:
- Preventing the undue disruption of the educational process.
- Protecting the privacy of students, staff, and families, and ensuring compliance with state and federal law. The Federal Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) and Georgia State Board of Education confidentiality regulations are based on the idea that information about an individual student is private and confidential and generally may only be accessed with parent consent.
Online Research Proposal Submission
The Clarke County School District accepts research proposal submission through an online process only. Please refer to the Research Proposal Submission Guidance document attached to this page for information about the online submission form. It is HIGHLY recommended you complete any submission in word processing software before copying/pasting into the form.