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Data Requests

Data Requests

External Data Requests

The School District of Philadelphia frequently receives requests from individuals and organizations to conduct research studies, evaluations and surveys involving students, teachers, principals, and administrators. All individuals and organizations interested in conducting research on the District must have their proposals reviewed and approved by the Office of Research and Evaluation's Research Review Committee. This includes questionnaires/surveys and evaluations of interventions being conducted in the schools.

At this time, we are only approving projects that are aligned with the District's Action Plan and that incorporate timely feedback of results to District leadership. For more information on conducting external research, please visit the Office of Research and Evaluation's homepage here.

In addition to reviewing research proposals, the Office of Research and Evaluation and District Performance Office jointly evaluate and process other external data requests unrelated to research studies. All data requests - both research and non-research - should be submitted using the Online Data Request Form.

Due to the volume of requests received, it will take at least 30 business days for your data request to be filled (beyond the research review process, if applicable).

Additionally, external data requests will be assessed a processing fee. The fee amount will be indicated on your data agreement and you will be invoiced when the data request is filled.

Internal Data Requests

Data requests for internal projects and needs should also be submitted using the Online Data Request Form

In general, we advise that requests are submitted at least 30 business days in advance of when the data is needed. If we are unable to fill the data request within the timeframe requested, you will be notified.

Any relevant attachments or questions related to the status of your request should be addressed to sdpdatarequest@philasd.org.