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Getting Ready for College, Careers and the Common Core, the book by CEPR's director, David T. Conley, PhD, is available in bookstores and online.

Written for all educators but with an emphasis on those at the secondary level, this important resource shows how to develop programs that truly prepare students for both the Common Core assessments and for college and career readiness.

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Purpose of CEPR

The University of Oregon's Center for Educational Policy Research (CEPR) strives to increase the number of Oregon high school students that enter credit-bearing courses at postsecondary institutions with no need for remediation. The Center works with Oregon's educators, school districts, higher education administrators, and policy makers to research current systems, to develop realistic programs, and to offer suggestions and training to achieve this goal.

CEPR staff develop and conduct:

  • course and standards alignment studies
  • workshops to help faculty coordinate services and create institutional partnerships
  • online tools for educators to ensure students are college and career ready

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In the News

CEPR’s close collaborator, the Educational Policy Improvement Center (EPIC), recently received a grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates foundation to conduct a variety of education-related studies and the news has been picked up by the University of Oregon’s Media Center and, among others.

CEPR supports the nationwide effort to develop core content standards and Conley, the Center's director, is a participating member of the Common Core State Standards Initiative. The standards are now available for public comment and, upon their release, CEPR will be promoting them along with other college and career readiness solutions within in the state of Oregon.