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Oregon Graduation and Postsecondary Success Alliance

Oregon's state and local K-12 and postsecondary systems are committed to working together to build a seamless transition from high school to college and career. REL Northwest is partnering with stakeholders in the OR GPS alliance to support efforts that increase high school graduation rates and improve postsecondary education access and completion. The alliance is focused on closing equity gaps that affect historically underserved students.


OR GPS will support higher graduation and college completion rates for all students through the following activities:

  • Build the capacity of stakeholders to analyze, interpret, and use data to increase high school graduation rates
  • Disseminate evidence-based strategies to improve equity in graduation rates and build the capacity of stakeholders to use that research
  • Support cross-sector partnerships aimed at strengthening alignment between Oregon's K-12 and postsecondary education systems
  • Study the implementation and impact of early indicator and intervention systems, accelerated learning, and Oregon Promise


What Were the Reach and Impact of the Oregon Promise Financial Aid Program in its First Two Years?

First-Year Effects of Early Indicator and Intervention Systems in Oregon

Career and Technical Education in Oregon: Exploring Who Participates in High School and the Outcomes They Achieve

Increasing Equity in Access to Accelerated Learning in Oregon

Soaring to College: Accelerated Learning Access, Outcomes, and Credit Transfer

Preventing High School Dropout Across Vulnerable Student Groups in Oregon


  • Pat Burk, Associate Professor of Educational Leadership, Portland State University
  • Elizabeth Cox Brand, Executive Director, Oregon Student Success Center
  • Patrick Crane, Director of Office of Community Colleges and Workforce Development, Higher Education Coordinating Commission
  • Jennifer Patterson, Assistant Superintendent, Office of Teaching, Learning and Assessment, Oregon Department of Education
  • Jennell Ives, Education Specialist, Office of Teaching and Learning, Oregon Department of Education
  • Cristen McLean, Education Specialist, Office of Assessment and Accountability, Oregon Department of Education
  • Shelly Reggiani, Executive Director of Equity & Instructional Services, North Clackamas School District
  • Heidi Larwick, Director, Connected Lane County, Lane Education Service District
  • Zinnia Un, District Equity and Inclusion Coordinator, Tigard-Tualatin School District


Michelle Hodara

Michelle Hodara


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