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 in TVDSB?

Please note that if job action continues, the review process may be delayed or suspended for the remainder of the 2019-2020 school year. Please continue to check our website for updates or contact the Research Review Committee if you have questions.  

The TVDSB Research Review Committee (RRC) reviews applications for all requests to conduct research in our board to ensure that the research meets ethical and methodological standards and to support and encourage research and evaluation that contributes to the TVDSB Strategic Priorities and educational knowledge. The committee accepts applications from individuals, agencies, and Government Ministries outside of TVDSB, as well as TVDSB employees, who would like to conduct research in TVDSB.

Applications and supporting documents are submitted online only. Detailed information about the application and review process can be found in our Research Review Guidelines. Please read this document prior to submitting an application. A pdf version of the online application can be downloaded as a reference but please note that applications must be submitted through the online application.

Applications to conduct research are accepted twice per school year (see deadlines and timelines below) and approval is granted for one school year only. Please note that we are no longer accepting applications for the 2018-2019 school year.

Research Review Committee Deadlines
Application Due DateEarliest Start Date
August 15 November 
December 15 February 


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.

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. Upon completion of the study, researchers are asked to submit a summary report to the TVDSB Research Review Committee.

If you have any questions about conducting research in TVDSB, please feel free to contact the Research Review Committee at Please note that this email address is not monitored during school closures (i.e., two weeks in December, March Break, July and August).

Complete an Application to Conduct Research in TVDSB

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