Inter-Agency Data Agreements

Agreements WVDE and the West Virginia Higher Education Policy Commission (WV HEPC) have entered into an agreement that allows WVDE to share certain information about students’ eligibility for state-sponsored scholarships (e.g., PROMISE Scholarship) as part of financial aid packages for postsecondary education. WVDE-HEPC MOU (Student Scholarship Data) ...

West Virginia School Learning Environment Surveys

To ensure a positive and supportive learning experience, county school districts and schools should engage in a data-driven planning process, identify needs, and implement interventions targeting those needs. To support that process the West Virginia School Learning Environment Surveys are provided so that schools may gather information about the learning and teaching environment and the ...

West Virginia School Climate Survey Products

Schools participating in the WV School Climate Surveys will be provided several products generated from their survey data.  Among them are reports of survey results, and for middle and high schools a school climate index score.  These products are briefly described below, along with links to examples of each. Reports of Survey Results At ...

Technology Administration

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Protection of human subjects education

Ongoing education is required to ensure that IRB members, investigators, and co-investigators are aware of (a) the historical foundations that underscore the importance of protections for human subjects who participate in research; (b) the relevant codes and regulations that apply to government-supported human subjects research activities; and (c) the application of the guiding principles ...

Determining if your project is subject to IRB review

If any aspect of your work involves research with human subjects and you work for the WVDE, these aspects of your work must be reviewed and approved by the WVDE IRB! So, what do we mean by the terms "research" and "human subjects"? RESEARCH In congruence with the federal regulations, the WVDE defines the ...

Reporting adverse events

Investigators are required to immediately report to the WVDE IRB any adverse events that result in unanticipated problems during the course of their research. Guidance from OHRP defines an unanticipated problem as any incident, experience or outcome that meets all of the following criteria: Is unexpected (in terms of nature, severity, or frequency) given ...

Membership of the WVDE IRB

Name Earned Degrees Representative Group Experience Relationship to WVDE Patricia Cahape Hammer M.A. IRB chair, scientist Education research and evaluation, rural education Employee Amber Stohr M.A. IRB co-chair, scientist Education research and evaluation, epidemiology Employee Robert Surface B.S. Member, nonscientist Computer science, data analysis Employee Georgia Hughes-Webb M.A. Member, scientist Education evaluation, data ...

Forms and materials required to request a project modification

Modification is required when an investigator wishes to implement a change to a project which constitutes a deviation from what was approved in the initial IRB Research Application and/or accompanying materials. Changes are classified as either major or minor. Minor changes include those changes to the project that have no impact on the primary ...

Continuing review/closure of previously approved projects

Continuing review is required for all expedited and full board approved research projects that exceed one calendar year of implementation from the original approval date. Exempt projects are not subject to continuing review. Projects that pose more than minimal risk as determined by the IRB committee may be subject to continuing review more often ...

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