Tris O’Shaughnessy

Assistant Director,
Client Support and Research Projects

Bridge the Divide

Tris has been the Assistant Director of Client Support and Research Projects for the AP Course Audit since 2013. She joined EPIC in 2004 and has worked on a wide variety of research projects including, most recently, a series of alignment studies with Renaissance Learning. She was the program administrator for the National Assessment Governing Board’s College Course Content Analysis Study. Before joining EPIC, she worked for 10 years in nonprofit and student service positions, focused on underserved populations and nontraditional students. Her professional background is in program management and administration and group facilitation. She attended the University of Oregon graduate program in Public Policy and Management and holds BAs in History, Political Science, and Literature from Saint Mary’s College.

Tris is good source of information about:

Group facilitation, project management, program development and administration, curriculum alignment, grant writing, report writing, and data analysis

Projects and Publications at EPIC
Other Relevant Projects and Publications

Auty, B., O’Shaughnessy, T. (2014). Renaissance Learning MKAS2 3rd Grade Reading Summative Assessment validation study technical plan. Eugene, OR: Educational Policy Improvement Center.

Chadwick, K., Gillpatrick, S., O’Shaughnessy, T., Anderson, S., Beach, P. (2014). National Assessment of Educational Progress grade 12 preparedness research college course content analysis. Eugene, OR: Educational Policy Improvement Center.

Auty, B., O’Shaughnessy, T., Anderson, S., Gillpatrick, S. (2014). Renaissance Learning Grade 3 STAR Reading Assessment and Common Core State Standards alignment study. Eugene, OR: Educational Policy Improvement Center.

Beach, P., O’Shaughnessy, T. (2014). Core to College optional activity grant initiative: alignment study of the Math 95 scope and sequence statements and the Common Core State Standards in Mathematics. Eugene, OR: Educational Policy Improvement Center.

Conley, D., McGaughy, C., O’Shaughnessy, T., & Rivinus, E., (2007). College-readiness Performance Assessment System (C-PAS) conceptual model. Eugene, Oregon: Educational Policy Improvement Center.

Conley, D., O’Shaughnessy, T. (2006). Washington Alternative Assessment pilot project. Eugene, OR. Center for Educational Policy Research.

Conley, D., O’Shaughnessy, T. (April, 2006). Analyzing a college of education’s curriculum in relation to key learner outcomes. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the American Educational Research Association, San Francisco.