Center on Research, Evaluation & Analysis

The mission of the Center on Research, Evaluation & Analysis is to conduct research and evaluations that are rigorous, successful, and provide useful, timely, and accurate results and reports.

Selected Current Evaluation/Research Projects

Project EF - a collaboration between TRI and the Oregon Health & Science University (OHSU) to study the effects of low birth weight on the development of executive function in the first three years of life. CREA designed the research strategy and conducts all statistical analyses and the evaluation of the project.

DEMILO LogoDEMILO (Developing Elementary Mathematics Instructional Leaders in Oregon) - a collaboration of the College of Liberal Arts & Sciences, the College of Education, and The Research Institute (TRI) at Western Oregon University (WOU) to develop Mathematics instructional leaders in school districts throughout Oregon. CREA is evaluating the program to assess student achievement improvements and effectiveness of the online professional development model.

CREA conducts the process evaluation of Oregon’s Quality Rating Improvement System (QRIS) using a mixed method approach of quantitative and qualitative analyses. QRIS is a collaboration between The Research Institute's Center on Early Learning and the State of Oregon Early Learning Division.


Central Coordination of Child Care Resource and Referral provides leadership and technical assistance for the twelve local CCR&R programs serving all counties in Oregon. CREA, in collaboration with TRI's Center on Early Learning, maintains the database in order to: (a) conduct statewide and local child care referrals; (b) inform key stakeholders and policy makers; and (c) inform research projects at state and federal levels.  This project is funded through the Early Learning Division of the Oregon Department of Education.

DeafBlind Interpreting Western Oregon University’s Regional Resource Center on Deafness is establishing a national center on DeafBlind interpreting. Within a framework of evidence-based practice, the DeafBlind Interpreting National Training and Resource Center (DBI) will enhance communication access for persons who are DeafBlind by increasing the number of interpreters able to effectively interpret utilizing tactile communication and other strategies. CREA is conducting the overall evaluation for this project, designing needs assessment surveys and analyses, and providing the assessment of the upcoming training for DeafBlind interpreters.

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