DEMILO (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.
Project High Five: Culture, Collaboration, Commitment, Communication, and Community - Recently completed, Project
High Five was a consortia partnership comprised of: Central School District
(CSD), Western Oregon University/College of Education (WOU/COE), Ella Curran
Food Bank (ECFB) and Oregon Child Development Coalition (OCDC) to develop and
strengthen connections between the school district and cultural and linguistic
community groups. CREA evaluated the ELDP professional development and
co-teaching strategies to assess student improvements. To learn more about the results of this project, click here.
The Qigong Massage Research Project employs a randomized control experimental design to determine the treatment effects of a Chinese massage on young children with Autism. In addition, a repeated measures design is used to determine the maintenance of those effects over time. This project is a partnership between The Research Institute, and the United States Department of Health and Human Services, Maternal Child Health Bureau.
Project SPELL (Sustainable Practices for English Language Learners) - Western Oregon University College of Education. United
States Department of Education, Office of English Language Acquisition. SPELL
is a Federal grant awarded to Western Oregon University with the focus on ESOL
endorsements, coaching, and professional learning communities. CREA provides the third-party
evaluation for the project. Both summative and formative evaluation
methodologies are employed to determine the project’s progress toward its goals
and to assist in any procedural adjustments/revisions as the project moves
through its 5 year funding cycle.
U.S. Department of Education, Office of English Language Acquisition.
Oregon Mentoring Program - CREA (in collaboration with CEPE) is the third-party evaluator for the statewide Oregon Mentoring Program funded through the Oregon Department of Education. The program focuses on mentoring beginning teachers and beginning administrators (in their first two years) in Oregon. Individual school districts and consortia of districts receive funding to establish and support evidence-based mentoring projects. The evaluation of this program includes an examination of 6 years of data from 2008-2014. The evaluation has focused on: an analysis of student achievement data for those students who have mentored teachers; an analysis of the beginning educators' skills to improve instructional practice gained through mentoring; and an analysis of retention rates of beginning educators over time.
The Willamette Promise - The Willamette Promise (WP) program is a collaboration among 20 school districts in Marion, Polk, and Yamhill counties; the Willamette Education Service District (WESD); Chemeketa Community College; Western Oregon University; Oregon Institute of Technology; Corban University; the South Metro Salem STEM Partnership; the Willamette Regional Achievement Collaborative; and GEAR-UP. High school and college staff collaborate to create college-level course content and assessments. CREA provides the evaluation for the WP program using a mixed method approach to determine program success for the development of college-going and career readiness cultures within high schools, and students' ability to earn credit prior to high school graduation and post-secondary success.