The Research and Evidence-Based Practice Department supports the research, improvement planning processes, implementation, monitoring and reporting needs of Waterloo Region District School Board (WRDSB) in pursuit of instructional excellence resulting in improved outcomes for our students.
The department helps stakeholders find, understand, and use the best available data and evidence to make decisions that have a greater likelihood of producing desired outcomes. The department does so by:
- encouraging the use of evidence-based practices and decision making
- modelling high standards for research excellence
- sharing expertise in evaluation and knowledge mobilization
- supporting community partnerships
Want to conduct research with WRDSB?
The WRDSB believes that research plays an important role in guiding the development of board policies and procedure, operational goals, and plans for improvement both at the school and the board level.
The Research and Evidence-based Practice department works with both internal and external research personnel to conduct research within WRDSB. The department oversees the board’s Research Review Committee, which reviews and approves all research conducted with students, staff, school communities, facilities or programs within WRDSB.
All research conducted within WRDSB must be approved by the Research Review Committee. The review committee meets four times annually to review submitted applications to conduct research. The applications are rigorously reviewed to ensure that they comply with WRDSB criteria.
Potential applicants should read
- Information for Researchers
- WRDSB Policy 4007-Approval of Research Projects
- WRDSB Administrative Procedure 4340-Approval of Research Projects
Submitting an application to conduct research with WRDSB
Researchers who are interested in submitting an application to conduct research with WRDSB students, staff and/or families are asked to contact Julie Scott by email at email@example.com.
For more information on conducting research, visit Information for Researchers.
Dana Liebermann Finestone, Ph.D.
Senior Manager of Research and Evidence-Based Practice
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