GEAR UP’s primary goal is to increase the number of low-income students who are prepared to enter and succeed in postsecondary education.

Our model to achieve this relies on five research-based principles, affectionately and alliteratively titled the 5 “R”s. These principles serve as a comprehensive framework for our benchmarks and key grant objectives; strategies, activities and programming; and assessment and evaluation.

Oregon GEAR UP 5 R's

The model also includes five key ways to put the 5 “R”s into practice including using data to implement and evaluate programs, building and maintaining partnerships in the community, utilizing varied and flexible resources from trusted sources, involving school leadership, and encouraging the professional development of educators and school staff on the latest research and strategies related to college and career readiness.

Click on each "R" in the menu in the upper right hand corner to learn more about the measurable objectives and strategies.