Implementation Steps                         *required Dates
Kickoff Meeting, Eugene September
*Inventory Activities: College & Career Readiness Inventory (CCRI) By October 1
Create A Plan for All Grades November-December
*Conduct Surveys: Online for Students & Educators (parent survey optional) October-January
Mid-Year Check In with liaison to evaluate progress January

Planning Meeting, Salem
Review Data, Compose A Yearly Plan

March 2
*Evaluate: Year End-Survey By June 30

Data Collection

College & Career Readiness Inventory
As a reminder, your College and Career Readiness Inventory (CCRI) was due October 1. If you have not already completed this, please log in to update your current college and career readiness activities.

Data Dashboard Access

If you have submitted your CCRI, you should have received login information for your school’s personalized Data Dashboard. If you are having any difficulties gaining access, please contact your school liaison.


Surveys needed to be completed by February 1.

*Note: The student and parent versions are available in Spanish as well. You’ll see a drop down menu of the online version to select English or Spanish.

For schools who have completed surveys, the data is now available through your Data Dashboard.

Professional Development

Affiliate Planning Meeting

Date, Time, and Location
Friday, March 2, 2018
9:00 AM to 4:00 PM
Willamette University, Alumni Lounge, Salem, OR

Who should attend?
Your GEAR UP team including, but not limited to, GEAR UP coordinators, school counselors, administrators, college and career readiness personnel, and any interested teachers or support staff

Workshop Overview

  • Overview of GEAR UP and the Affiliate Program
  • Preview Affiliate Roadmap: 8 Steps and 2 Year Calendar
  • Team time to review College and Career Readiness Inventory (CCRI) and Plan for All Grades
  • Tour Willamette University and lunch discussion with university staff
  • Best practices for college and career readiness
  • Introduction to Data Dashboard and Key Data Report
  • Team time for data analysis and crafting 2018-2019 Yearly Plan

What will the Central GEAR UP Office provide?

  • Lodging the night of March 1
  • Light continental breakfast and lunch the day of the meeting, March 2

Staff Trainings

Growth Mindset and Social-Emotional Learning
Helping students and staff develop a growth mindset can lead to improved academic performance. We have contracted with Kendra Coates to provide on-site training to your staff on growth mindset and other social-emotional learning topics. We will pay for one full day of training to be conducted at your school. Contact Kendra directly.

Working with Students in Poverty
Having a better understanding of the impact of poverty on students can help staff develop more effective relationships with students and gain strategies to overcome these impacts. Lynda Coates will provide on-site training to your staff. We will pay for one full day of training to be conducted at your school (can be divided into two half-day workshops). Contact Lynda directly.

Campus Visits for Educators

Oregon GEAR UP believes that students are most successful in reaching their postsecondary goals when they attend “good fit” colleges and universities - and it starts with educators understanding the various options available to students. Therefore, we've partnered with The Oregon Alliance of Independent Colleges and Universities (The Alliance) to offer personalized campus visits for educators at Oregon's private, not-for-profit colleges which will include tours and information sessions about admissions and financial aid, as well as facilitated discussions with faculty and student services staff. GEAR UP will reimburse districts for mileage. Details to come about visits during Spring 2018.

College Visit Funds

Oregon schools may apply for matching funds up to $750/visit for school field trips to college campuses and college fairs. Funds may be used for transportation, substitutes for teachers attending the field trip, meals, or other expenses. Schools will be reimbursed after the visit. Funds are first-come, first-served, with priority given to GEAR UP Affiliate Schools. Learn more and apply by May 15.

Monthly Bulletin

Updates, opportunities and deadlines are sent to GEAR UP Affiliate schools in a monthly bulletin. See past bulletins here.


Questions? Contact Maddy Anderson, GEAR UP Affiliate Liaison,, 541-207-5336