Research and Assessment

We support our community by providing leadership in evidence-informed decision-making that advances educational opportunity and achievement for all learners.

 We do this by:

  • Collecting, managing, analyzing, interpreting, and reporting on data and information.
  • Supporting the use of data to identify, plan, and respond to system needs.
  • Collaborating with departments and schools to evaluate practices and programs.
  • Managing and interpreting large scale and group-based assessments.
  • Designing and developing research and evaluation tools, processes, and methodologies.
  • Mobilizing information to increase knowledge and enhance policy and practice.
  • Working with community partners to support research.

Interested in conducting research with us?

Please note that we are accepting applications for the 2017-2018 school year. 

Thank you for your interest in exploring external research opportunities within the Thames Valley District School Board. We are reviewing our application process and implementing changes for the 2017-2018 school year. At this point in time, we have established the following tentative application due dates and review timelines.

External Research Deadlines
Application Due DateEarliest Start Date
October 1, 2017 January 2018
January 15, 2018 March 2018

Start date is approximate and dependent upon the approval and recruitment processes. This may include requested revisions to original and subsequent applications, which may delay start times indicated above.

Should you have any questions, please feel free to contact Research and Assessment.

 Submission Process

If you are interested in conducting research within Thames Valley District School Board, please email the following documents to Research and Assessment

(1) The TVDSB Application to Conduct External Research. Please complete all sections. 

(2) The ethics application and the letter of approval from your institution's Research Ethics Board (if you belong to an organization that has a Research Ethics Board).

(3) Supporting Documents that may include but are not limited to:
(a) Information Letters
(b) Consent Forms
(c) Surveys/Questionnaires
(d) Interview and Focus Group Questions
(e) Advertisements and Recruitment Letters

(4) Copies of Criminal Record Checks completed in the last six months for all members of the research team who will be assisting with data collection involving students.

 Following the Submission Process
Researchers are notified by email of the outcome of the review. If the study is approved, an official approval letter is sent to the researcher. School board staff and/or administrators are then contacted by Research and Assessment to request their participation in the study. Upon completion of the study, researchers are asked to submit a summary report to Research and Assessment.

If you have any additional questions about conducting research with us, please contact Research and Assessment.

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