Research and Evaluation

West Virginia GEAR UP works closely with McREL International (formerly Edvantia, Inc.), an external evaluation organization, to evaluate and monitor the progress of the grant. GEAR UP staff members also work closely with members of McREL International to research the expectations of and preparation for postsecondary education among our target communities.

Annual Student and Parent Surveys
Additional Documents

West Virginia GEAR UP Evaluation Overview

Summary of the evaluation process for the West Virginia GEAR UP grant, along with a survey administration schedule...

West Virginia GEAR UP Evaluation Team

Listing of Edvantia, Inc. researchers and staff members who make up the external evaluation team for the West Virginia GEAR UP grant...

Prepared for Every Contingency: Coordination of Student & Parent Surveys

Provides an overview of the process West Virginia GEAR UP employs in administering the program's annual required surveys.

Cohort/Comparison Student and Parent Baseline Data Summary

Provides a summary of baseline data collected during year one of the grant. Discusses 6th, 7th and 8th grade student and parent knowledge of higher education...

Priority (11th/12th grade) Student Baseline Data Summary

Provides a summary of baseline data collected during year one of the grant. Discusses 11th and 12th grade student knowledge of higher education...


Presentations

Evaluating GEAR UP Impact Through the Lens of Service Implementation

July 23, 2012: Presentation from the 2012 National Council for Community and Education Partnerships Conference in Washington D.C.

Proactive Planning: Best Practices on Managing Your Workplan

July 24, 2012: Presentation from the 2012 National Council for Community and Education Partnerships Conference in Washington D.C.

Survey Savvy: Strategies for Getting What You Need from Your Surveys

July 24, 2012: Presentation from the 2012 National Council for Community and Education Partnerships Conference in Washington D.C.

Proactive Planning: Best Practices on Managing Your Workplan

July 21, 2014: Presentation from the 2012 National Council for Community and Education Partnerships Conference in Washington D.C.

Mountain Vistas: Taking in the View of Long Term Service Implementation in West Virginia

July 21, 2014: Presentation from the 2012 National Council for Community and Education Partnerships Conference in Washington D.C.

High School Seniors Opinions Survey Comparisons

Comparisons from the 2010 Senior High School Opinions Survey

June 20, 2011: Provides a snapshot of the differences between GEAR UP students and others with respect to academic preparation, college aspirations, and college choice.

Contact us at (304) 558-0655 or gearupinfo@hepc.wvnet.edu.
West Virginia GEAR UP is coordinated by the West Virginia Higher Education Policy Commission.