The following protocol will be used when data and/or research is requested:
Complete the Data & Research Request Form
The requester will complete the SDoL: Data & Research Request form. This form will ask for identifying information, association, type of request, the purpose and details of the request, and a preferred timeframe. Requesters can choose to receive an e-mail that contains a copy of their responses.
After a review of the request, the individual will receive a response via e-mail. This response should be received within five business days.
- If a data request is approved, a timeframe will be shared with the Requester and any additional questions will be posed. Data will be delivered by the specified date.
- If a research request is being considered, a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) will be initiated and shared with the Requester.
Memorandum of Understanding
An MOU is initially reviewed by the Coordinator of Assessment, Evaluation, & Research. Additional staff members may be asked to review the request, based on the area of interest. If the MOU is moved through this initial review, it is passed on to the Superintendent for consideration.
Whether approved or denied by the Superintendent, the individual will receive notice. If approved, the Requester will be notified via e-mail that they are able to begin their research. A copy of the signed
MOU will be provided.
Researchers are expected to provide updates to the District as they complete their work. Any changes to the approved plan must be communicated to the Coordinator of Assessment, Evaluation, & Research and are subject to review.
Please Note: The School District of Lancaster reserves the right to deny any data or research requests. There are times throughout the year when there is a high level of requests. Advanced notice is provided to requesters that the turnaround time may vary based on the time of year and related factors.