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Williamsburg-James City County Public Schools supports high-quality external research and evaluation efforts, especially in areas that will improve its educational practices and outcomes. The application process was established to:

  • protect staff and students from unnecessary or redundant data collections,
  • review research and evaluation requests in light of current laws covering privacy of information, and
  • assure that external research/evaluation projects are of value to the district and to education in general.

Important Information

Please note the following:

  • You must submit an application if your research/evaluation project includes collecting or usingindividual-level data from or about WJCC Public Schools students, staff or parents.
  • Active consent for student participation must be obtained from parents/guardians before data can be collected or any individually identifiable student information can be released.
  • No data collection is allowed on a testing day.
  • Individual students, staff, or schools may not be identified in any research or evaluation product.
  • Please allow at least 3-4 weeks for review of your application.
  • As part of our research permissions and agreement, WJCC Public Schools will receive a copy of your findings upon completion of your research project/study.