Services: Evaluation

Research to Practice • Practice to Research

Program and Project Evaluation

Our team has experience measuring the implementation and impact of a variety of local, state, and national initiatives and programs in education, health, and human services. Whether you are looking to develop and implement a customized evaluation or collect data related to an existing evaluation framework, TRI can support and/or lead efforts to design and implement comprehensive data collection strategies as well as communicate results with a variety of stakeholders.

Services and Skills

  • Collective impact
  • Network Improvement Communities
  • Developmental evaluation
  • Outcome evaluation
  • Process evaluation
  • Formative evaluation
  • Summative evaluation

Selected Projects

Oregon's Quality Rating & Improvement System

TRI 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.

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. TRI 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.

Oregon Mentoring Program

TRI (in collaboration with Center on Educator Preparation and Effectiveness) 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.

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