• Research and Studies Conducted in Anoka-Hennepin

    Note: All research conducted in Anoka-Hennepin must be pre-approved via the process below 



    Research considered must align with the Anoka-Hennepin mission and vision, initiatives and priorities. It must benefit Anoka-Hennepin students, staff and community and require minimal staff and resource obligation. For acceptance, the research philosophy and methods in the study design must meet all Anoka-Hennepin practices and policies, including those pertaining to data privacy.

    Research applications must be completed for all research activities in the district including staff doing research as part of degree fulfillment, staff volunteering for research projects, research being conducted by outside agencies such as universities, educational entities, or governmental agencies. Research includes providing or collecting data in any fashion (surveys, tests/assessments, interviews, observation, etc.) for the purpose of a study.

    Research application process

    Applicants must submit a written request and application form to the RET department, describing the project, including outlining the purpose, intent, timeline, methods and alignment with district initiatives, the benefit to Anoka-Hennepin student achievement, the expectation of staff and the workload entailed relating to the research project, the non-personnel resources requested if applicable, the data or information being requested and how it will be used. Also included should be the process and person(s) responsible for monitoring the project and how and to whom the outcomes and findings will be reported. The application form can be found below.

    The application will be reviewed by a small committee consisting of at least an RET representative, an associate superintendent, and a representative from curriculum, instruction, and assessment. The application and approval process may take up to 4-6 weeks and must be completed prior to initiating the project. Questions and submissions can be directed to Cheryl Rademacher at Cheryl.Rademacher@ahschools.us.
    If accepted, the applicant will be required to sign a confidentiality/non-disclosure agreement and submit results and findings upon completion of the study.  
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