Program Evaluation and Educational Research is responsible for the evaluation of
different programs within the school district. Program Evaluation
also oversees educational research and program evaluations being conducted within the
school system by an outside evaluator or researcher.
All research requests
must be reviewed and approved in writing by the Program Evaluation unit.
This review is designed to protect student confidentiality and ensure
Educational Research is defined as any data collection from
or about Pinellas County Schools (PCS), students, parents, staff,
departments or systems. Research includes, but is not limited to, data
collection for a national or statewide study (other than reporting
requirements mandated by the state or federal government), a thesis or
dissertation, a grant, a publication in a journal or book, or a higher
education class project. Data collection includes, but is not limited
to, interviews, surveys, observations, and assessments.