Our district is a leading urban district with a wide diversity of schools, staff and students that warrants a robust research capacity. By collaborating with universities, foundations, the State of Colorado, and the U.S. Department of Education, DPS is poised to discover practices in leadership, teaching, and learning that advance student achievement within DPS, across the state of Colorado, and throughout the nation. Research, however, is secondary to our goal of educating each and every student we serve.
Research request approval is reserved for proposals that support the ambitious Denver Plan 2020, avoid duplication of effort, and do not interfere with instruction or the efficient operation of DPS or its schools. DPS maintains an open attitude toward cooperative and collaborative research that can improve district practices, and also welcomes opportunities to partner with research agencies, universities, educational programs, and other organizations to co-author research publications.
The administration of research programs in DPS is the responsibility of the Research Review Board (RRB), facilitated by the Department of Accountability, Research, and Evaluation. The responsibilities of the RRB include: (1) review of research proposals, (2) monitoring of projects, (3) coordination of research projects, and (4) dissemination of research findings to staff members.
We welcome your interest in working with DPS!