Research and Assessment
Assessment is a tool for reflection and improvement. Assessing our constituents helps us ask important questions about teaching and learning, discover whether what we are doing is effective, experiment with new approaches, and evaluate whether what we and our students are doing is actually resulting in the knowledge, skills, and dispositions we believe are critical.
—Excerpt: Lewis & Clark NCATE Preconditions Report
The mission of the Office of Research & Assessment is to validate and ensure candidate, program, faculty, and institutional success within the Graduate School of Education & Counseling through the systematic provision of data-based documentation of the school’s strengths and challenges.
- Collect and analyze data for program and institutional reports
- Collect and analyze data for accreditation reports
- Implement, systematize, and refine assessment systems
- Provide in-depth reports from the data, including longitudinal reports of changes in effectiveness
Only through the regular assessment of our students and graduates, their supervisors, and other stakeholders in the community, can the Graduate School of Education and Counseling successfully evaluate the effectiveness of our programs.
Office of Research & Assessment (MSC 93)
Lewis & Clark Graduate School of Education and Counseling
0615 SW Palatine Hill Road
Portland, OR 97210
Barbara Shepperson, PhD
Human Subjects Research Committee