Overall, the purpose of the Oregon State Personnel Development Grant (SPDG) evaluation is to consider the following:
  • Accountability and oversight (Were proposed activities conducted?),
  • Impact (Was there change in practices and outcomes?), and
  • Implications (What are the issues of sustainability and scaling-up?)
Download the SPDG overview at http://www.ode.state.or.us/news/announcements/announcement.aspx?ID=13040&TypeID=4

For a walk-through of the website, please watch this overview video or this Prezi .

The Design

The evaluation methodology is guided by the principles that, to the greatest extent possible, measurement tools and data collection should:
  • Provide meaningful information for participating districts to guide decision-making,
  • Fulfill multiple reporting requirements, and
  • Not cause undue burden for any partners.

With all of this in mind

Measures and mechanisms have been established for the 2011-16 SPDG in order to provide a user friendly set of data for schools to accurately assess changes and progress (impact) pertaining to the implementation of academic and behavior supports.

OR SPDG Overview

In 2011 ODE applied for and was awarded a State Personnel Development Grant (SPDG) from the U.S. Department of Education Office of Special Education Programs. For more information on the OR SPDG, visit www.ode.state.or.us/search/page/?id=3474