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Research Requests


It is the goal of the Fort Bend Independent School District and the Department of Innovation and Continuous Improvement to support research efforts that will contribute not only to the development of students and teachers in the district, but also in the field of education.

Each year, Fort Bend ISD receives a number of requests to participate in research studies. Researchers are required to provide a Research Study Application for proposed research projects that fall within the district guidelines for conducting research. The Research Study Application is designed to provide the reviewers with sufficient information in order to reach a decision about the appropriateness of Fort Bend ISD participation in the research project. Your application will be evaluated based on such aspects as a) thoroughness, b) clarity of purpose, c) potential benefit(s) to students/teachers, d) soundness of research design, e) appropriateness of instruments, f) practicality of time involvement, and g) maintenance of confidentiality of study subjects.

Important Information

Please note the following:

  • You must submit an application if your research/evaluation project includes collecting or using individual-level data from or about Fort Bend ISD students, staff or parents.
  • If you are an external applicant and you will have direct contact with students for your research, you will need to go through a criminal history background check. Once your research application has been approved, please go to the student observer criminal history link. Please do not go to campus without confirmation from Human Resources about your approved status.
  • 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 testing days.
  • Individual students, staff, or schools may not be identified in any research or evaluation product.
  • Allow 4 weeks for review of your application.
  • Share your findings with Fort Bend ISD after your research is finished.

Contact Us

Innovation and Continuous Improvement 

(281) 634- 1296

Coordinator of Research and Program Evaluation