Interested in conducting research involving the District? Submit a research proposal to the Teaching & Learning Department.
Past examples of research include comparing the effectiveness of competing reading programs and the impact of early vocabulary intervention for at-risk students.
Please note that the approval process may take 4-6 weeks for committee approval. When submitting your research proposal, please remember that we operate on a school year calendar. Research proposals are not reviewed during the following times:
Between Memorial Day and the first day of school
During winter break (mid-December to early January)
District Research Agenda
While the District encourages all research related to teaching and learning, we do have a prioritized research agenda.
Equity is one of the key Pillars of Learning in the Beaverton School District. As such, we are particularly interested in proposals that view educational research through an equity lens.
The District also encourages the evaluation of our many new and continuing programs and policies. This includes areas such as CTE, social and emotional learning, content adoptions, and AVID.
Proposals that are most likely to be approved can illustrate that their research is of use to the BSD. Knowledge of BSD initiatives and policies demonstrates compatibility with the BSD.