2019-20 Calendar

 Implementation Steps                         *required Dates
Conduct Surveys: Online for Parents (optional) August 1 - November 30
Year 1: *Inventory Activities: College & Career Readiness Inventory (CCRI)  September 30
Year 1 Schools Kickoff Meeting, Location TBD October
Create/Update Plan for All Grades November/December
*Conduct Surveys: Online for Students & Educators January 1 - February 15
Mid-Year Check In with liaison to evaluate progress February 15
Planning Meeting, Redmond
Review Data, Compose A Yearly Plan
*Yearly Evaluation and Update CCRI May 31

Surveys & Data

Data Dashboard

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.

Your dashboard houses data about your schools from multiple sources including GEAR UP surveys, the College & Career Readiness Indicator, the Oregon Department of Education and the National Student Clearinghouse.

College & Career Readiness Inventory

The purpose of the College and Career Readiness Inventory (CCRI) is to systematically collect information on the strategies and activities that schools are implementing to prepare their students for school, college, and career success.

Returning affiliate schools can update their CCRI from the link on their Data Dashboard under Cluster Profile.


In order to accurately assess the impact of your college and career readiness efforts, GEAR UP affiliate schools administer surveys each year to students, educators and parents (optional) to gauge attitudes, expectations, and knowledge about postsecondary education. Surveys are done online and 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.
Check your survey numbers on the Cluster Profile tab of your Data Dashboard. Optional: Use the filters at the top of the page to filter by School Name. You may need to clear your browser’s cache to see the most updated counts.
Parent/Guardian (optional), 8/1 - 11/30

Student, 1/1 - 2/15

  1. Read instructions.
  2. Survey students online. bit.ly/gearupaffiliatestudentsurvey

Educator, 1/1 - 2/15

  1. Read instructions.
  2. Survey educators online. bit.ly/gearupaffiliateeducatorsurvey


Professional Development

Summer Educator Externships
Learn about career opportunities in the construction and manufacturing industries this summer! We are partnering with Willamette ESD to offer educator externships at no cost to GEAR UP schools. See the video of last year's program to learn more about the experience. Graduate credits and a stipend are available for participants.

The externships will take place July 15-18 and July 22-28 at various locations around the state, coordinated by Willamette ESD. Educators at GEAR UP Affiliate schools may attend as space is available; learn more and apply by clicking on the GEAR UP logo in the right-hand column. Share with educators at your school with a printable flyer.

Staff Training

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.

For Students

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, and meals. Schools will be reimbursed after the visit. Applications are open from 9/1 - 5/15 although funds are first-come, first-served. Learn more.

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, maddy.anderson@oregonstate.edu, 541-207-5336