Elizabeth City-Pasquotank Public Schools

Request for Conducting Research

Request for Conducting Research

Elizabeth City-Pasquotank Public Schools (ECPPS) is a district that values learning and educational success for all.  Research projects done in partnership with universities, organizations, and/or individuals provide valuable data that can contribute to continued educational growth for all involved parties.  There are three ways that one can partner with ECPPS to conduct research to include:

  1. External Research: Universities, organizations, or individuals conducting their own independent research IN ECPPS. 

    1. External researchers are either not employed by ECPPS or are employed by ECPPS and conducting independent research as part of an academic requirement (e.g., graduate degree).

    2. Includes a study of school and/or district which requires some assistance from ECPPS staff at central office or schools to aid in: original data collection; preparation of data files; coordinating between researchers and ECPPS study participants; and/or, providing approved relevant content to the study.

  2. Research Collaborations: Universities, organizations, or individuals collaborating WITH ECPPS staff to conduct research in a joint effort.

    1. Both ECPPS and the collaborating partner have a joint interest that they will investigate together. 

    2. At least one external partner and at least one ECPPS member will partner to investigate the joint interest with all parts of the study being shared including and not limited to: data collection, data analysis, and data reporting.

  3. Action Research: University students (graduate or undergraduate) conducting research that is required by their university to fulfill academic requirements.

    1. Often conducted by an individual to improve his/her practice.

    2. Can be completed by individuals, a small group, and/or a staff.


Requesting permission and completing the application to conduct a study in Elizabeth City-Pasquotank Public Schools does not guarantee approval.  Our first and foremost priority is our students and their education.  To that end, we want to minimize and limit the number of disruptions to instruction and student learning.  All research results must be shared with the school system in an agreed upon format (e.g., district presentation, paper, executive summary, etc.) prior to conducting the study.

The process for requesting permission is as follows:

  1. Complete the electronic form and submit

  2. You will receive confirmation upon submission that your application has been received

  3. A district committee will review all applications received. 

  4. You will receive an email notification by a member of the committee as to the status of your application once it has been reviewed. 

Click HERE for Application