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K12 partnerships

  1. 1. Strengthening PartnershipsPK-12 & Continuing EducationMarch 30, 2012Center for Student Success
  2. 2. Center for Student SuccessHistory/Context• Began in June, 2003 as a response to NCLB• Joint Center between Graduate School of Education and CE/ED• General Purpose: assist PreK-12 school districts and individual schools in supporting efforts to address student success for ALL children and bridging the achievement gap
  3. 3. Also:• Offer sustained assistance to help build schools’ capacity around Annual Yearly Progress (AYP) and using data• Review the research and promising practices that will promote student achievement• Provide program evaluation services• Provide one place that school district personnel may contact for assistance
  4. 4. Key Factors for Success• Hired retired K-12 school personnel with years of experience, K-12 understanding, and connections• Connected faculty to appropriate activities• Flexibility (in type of work, where, and how)• Alignment with the Graduate School of Ed and PSU
  5. 5. Current Partnerships• Chalkboard Project – CLASS project program evaluation (10 school districts)• Grant Program Evaluations – Small Schools Grants (Newberg and Westview High Schools) & ESD 112 (Teaching American History grant)• Charter School Evaluations (Oregon Connections Academy, Web Academy, Lewis & Clark Montessori School)• All Hands Raised/Portland Schools Foundation – research and data services
  6. 6. Evaluation Design & Methodology• Evidence-based practices overlaid onto program components (MESD – FLS Program)• Analysis of design requirements to current/actual implementation (Chalkboard)• Program review based upon core competency rubric (charter school evaluations)• Logic Model development for planning, implementing and evaluating programs (9th Grade Counts, C3)
  7. 7. Expanding Partnerships -assisting communities to:• Develop research-based, longitudinal data analysis systems• Expand understanding of relevant educational research and best practices• Use data frameworks to organize local action initiatives• Develop data gathering and analysis capacity to monitor improvement and report publicly
  8. 8. Future Direction• Expand educational research center services• Continue to provide program evaluation services to clients (school districts and other community partners serving youth)• Align services with emerging legislative priorities
  9. 9. Cheryl LivnehAssociate Dean & Director of ContinuingEducationlivnehc@pdx.eduLinda JessellDirector, Center for Student Successljessell@pdx.edu Center for Student Success www.pdx.edu/ceed/success centerforsuccess@pdx.edu Graduate School of Education, Continuing Education

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