Official Launch of the Epic School Partnerships Network!

On Thursday, August 13, 2015, Epic School Partnerships (ESP) officially launched the ESP Network. In partnership with the Salem-Keizer Public Schools, ESP facilitated a two-day institute with seven high school leadership teams.   During the sessions, the leadership teams worked together to clarify their vision for their schools and to determine how to best implement…

Improve Education Through Arts and Creativity

Ross Anderson, senior lead researcher at EPIC, penned an article for Eugene’s Register-Guard about ArtCore, a new arts education program to be implemented in five Lane County Schools, through a partnership between EPIC, Lane Arts Council, the Springfield Public Schools, and others. This article originally appeared in the Register Guard but has since been archived:…

ODE Career and Technical Education Professional Development and Formative Performance Assessments Final Report

In the winter and spring of 2012-2013 the Educational Policy Improvement Center (EPIC) partnered with representatives from the Office of Secondary/Postsecondary Transitions at Oregon Department of Education (ODE) and the Oregon Department of Community Colleges Workforce Development (CCWD) to guide secondary and postsecondary instructors in the development and implementation of formative performance assessments. The instructors…

Oregon Science Standards Verification Technical Report Cover Page

Oregon Science Standards Verification Technical Report

The Oregon Department of Education (ODE) conducted an achievement standards verification process for the Oregon Assessment of Knowledge and Skills for Science on July 19-21, 2011, using the empirically-based Bookmark Procedure to recommend achievement standards for Grades 5, 8, and high school. This document summarizes the resulting recommendations. The recommended achievement standards will be reviewed through a public process August through September and will be considered by The State Board of Education on October 20, 2011.

Oregon Reading Standards Verification Technical Report Cover Page

Oregon Reading Standards Verification Technical Report

The Oregon Department of Education (ODE) conducted an achievement standards verification process for the Oregon Assessment of Knowledge and Skills for Reading on January 19-21, 2011. The research-based Bookmark Procedure was used to recommend achievement standards (cut scores) for Grades 3–8 and high school. ODE contracted with the Educational Policy Improvement Center (EPIC) to serve as external evaluators who monitored the process and documented evidence of validity for both the process and the results. This document summarizes the resulting recommendations and EPIC’s evaluation results.

Oregon Math Standards Verification Technical Report Cover Page

Oregon Mathematics Standards Verification Technical Report

The Oregon Department of Education (ODE) conducted an achievement standards verification process for the Oregon Assessment of Knowledge and Skills for Mathematics on August 9-11, 2010. The research-based Bookmark Procedure was used to recommend achievement standards (cut scores) for Grades 3–8 and high school. ODE contracted with the Educational Policy Improvement Center (EPIC) to serve as external evaluators who monitored the process and documented evidence of validity for both the process and the results. This document summarizes the resulting recommendations and EPIC’s evaluation results.