IDR has worked with
- Northwest Regional Educational Service District on their College and Career Readiness Inventory (Hillsboro, Oregon)
- Portland State University faculty from the College of Education on increasing the number of administrators of color in the state (Portland, Oregon)
- School Retool, d school, Stanford University (Palo Alto, California)
- Chalkboard Project, a non-profit supporting public education in Oregon, on its efforts to help districts design and implement their own professional growth plans (Oregon)
During her 16 years at Education Northwest, Dr. Deussen has worked with a wide range of stakeholders across the Pacific Northwest and nationally.
Federal & State Agencies
Alaska Department of Education and Early Development
Institute of Education Sciences, U.S. Department of Education
Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction (Washington)
Oregon Department of Education
State Department of Education (Idaho)
Oregon school districts: Beaverton School District, Crook County School District, David Douglas School District, Hillsboro School District, Tigard-Tualitan School District
Washington school districts: Auburn School District, Evergreen School District, Federal Way School District, Grandview School District, Highline School District, Mabton School District, Renton School District, Seattle Public Schools, Spokane School District, Sunnyside School District, Toppenish School District, Tukwila School District, Yakima School District, Zillah School District
There are many organizations, large and small, that design and administer surveys, conduct interviews, analyze achievement or behavior data. IDR is one of many that can provide efficient, well-designed services.
There are a few things, however, that make us different from other organizations.
One is the way we work closely with clients. We aim to understand your situation and your needs. We take the time to get to understand your program in depth. We bring hundreds of hours of observation to our work, observations of classroom instruction, professional development programs, or professional planning meetings. This background allows us to quickly spot what is unique about your program and your context. Furthermore, we stay in close contact with you as the work progresses–weekly check-ins are not uncommon.
Another is our focus on equity. We ask questions about your program designed to bring up issues that may have been overlooked: who is able to access your program? Who is left out, and why? Who is at the table making decisions? How do the results, rewards, and obstacles look different for different students?
And of course, we emphasize the comprehensibility and usefulness of end products (reports, slide decks, graphs, etc.). If it doesn’t make sense to you, if it’s not concise, readable, and relevant to your work, we know you won’t use it. So we tailor products to your setting and your need.