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Center for Student Success

The Center provides responsive, professional, and thorough services with a keen eye toward understanding and meeting our specific goals.

                 -Nate Waas Shull

                  All Hands Raised

The Center for Student Success in the Graduate School of Education (est. 2003) provides quality program evaluation, consultation, professional development and research services to K-12 schools, districts, and nonprofit organizations dedicated to success for all students. Our staff and consultants have extensive experience in all aspects of K-12 schooling from the classroom, school, and district perspective. Graduate School of Education faculty and partnerships with other PSU departments provide additional expertise and research skills to meet the needs of our partners and clients.

Services and sample projects 

Program and grant evaluations

  • Evaluation of the Oregon Framework for Teacher and Administrator Evaluation Pilot Project 2012-2013 – Oregon Department of Education
  • Chalkboard CLASS Project Evaluation - Foundations for a Better Oregon
  • Restorative Justice in Schools Evaluation – Resolutions Northwest
  • 21st Century Community Learning Centers federal grant evaluation – Hood River County School District
  • Study of Professional Learning – David Douglas School District

Research and data services

  • Data collection and analysis – All Hands Raised Partnership
  • Data study – The Right Brain Initiative – Regional Arts and Culture Council
  • Cohort Data Analysis project – Self Enhancement, Inc.
  • Data study – K-12 Student Success Evaluation Outcomes Study – Oregon Community Foundation

Charter and alternative school evaluations

  • Gresham-Barlow School District (3 schools)
  • Scio School District (2 schools)
  • Reynolds School District
  • Estacada School District
  • Beaverton School District
  • Forest Grove School District

Professional development and training

  • Developing Fair and Reliable Teacher Evaluation Measures - Astoria, Clatskanie, Jewell, Knappa, Seaside, and Warrenton-Hammond school districts
  • Professional Learning Teams – Centennnial, Coos Bay, David Douglas, Gresham-Barlow, Hillsboro, North Bend, Parkrose and Portland Public school districts

Other consulting services available

  • Survey design, administration, and analysis
  • Focus groups
  • Literature reviews and synthesis of best practices
  • Logic models and program evaluation design
  • Board presentations


Our rates are competitive with other academic and commercial organizations offering educational services. Project cost will vary depending on the services required. Initial consultation and estimates are provided free of charge.

Contact us

Center for Student Success
PO Box 751
Portland, OR 97207
Phone: 503-725-8150

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