GEAR UP works.

A study shows that for the 2008-14 cohort of schools, GEAR UP participation had a significant positive impact on the college enrollment rate, for both immediate college enrollment and delayed college enrollment when compared to a comparison group.

In addition, recent evaluations find that Oregon GEAR UP has played an instrumental role in promoting a college-going culture, including increasing students' expectations for postsecondary education. Results also indicate a positive correlation between participation in GEAR UP-related activities and positive perceptions about college affordability.

Annual Reports

Our annual reports highlight some of the school-based, statewide and partner activities that help to make GEAR UP such a powerful program for Oregon's low-income youth. See annual reports from our first grant (2002-2008) here.

2015-16

2014-15

2013-14

 2015-16 Annual Report

2014-15 Annual Report

 Annual Report 2013-14

2012-13

2011-12

2010-11

Annual Report 2012-13 Annual Report 2011-12 Annual Report 2010-11

2009-10

2008-09

 
Annual Report 2009-10 Annual Report 2008-09  

Evaluations

Prepared by Metis Associates

Prepared by Education Northwest