Multnomah County Partnership for Education Research
What is the Partnership?
- The Multnomah County Partnership for Education Research is a six-year project that will establish permanent staffing and support based in the School of Education. The partnership provides real-time research and program evaluation services to local school districts, long-term research support, and builds capacity for sustained research by the preparation of doctoral candidates working within these districts. Partnership stakeholders meet annually to review completed research projects and plans for continued growth and expansion.
How does it work?
- The University of Portland and NWEA™ receive research project proposals from six local school districts for project ideas based on current and upcoming needs. Projects include data analysis, literature reviews, and program evaluation.
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What are the goals of the Partnership?
- The Partnership between the University of Portland, NWEA, and local school districts allows for relevant, district-driven research and support. The goal of the Partnership is to use results-driven data to increase learning and equity.
What topics do we research?
- Research is based on current district needs. A sampling of topics include: English Language Learners, Early Learning Programs, Professional Learning Communities, Culturally Relevant Pedagogy, Parent Involvement, and High School and College Readiness. Members of the Partnership are constantly working with school district administrators to assure research is satisfying the research proposals. We have completed over 50 reports and have several additional projects underway.
What districts do we serve?
- We serve six districts in the Portland metro area, including Portland Public Schools, Parkrose, David Douglas, Centennial, Gresham-Barlow, and Reynolds.