Did You Know...

Students who started ninth grade in 2005, and who dropped out of high school, were nearly 5x more likely to have been booked into jail by 2015 than their peers who graduated.

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What Is the ERDC?

What is the Education Research and Data Center?

We link education and workforce data from multiple state agencies, and transform this into insights that inform Washington decision-makers. This protects privacy by providing one place for people to find information for cross-sector research.

Recent Updates

Webinar: Community, School, and Student Predictors of WAKids Kindergarten Readiness

In cooperation with the Washington State Office of Financial Management’s Education Research and Data Center, Washington State University’s Child and Family Research Unit has completed an analysis of community, school, and individual student characteristics that predict differences in Kindergarten school readiness. The webinar will present key findings on initial school readiness differences and how WAKids Kindergarten school readiness scores predict key indicators of academic success through Grade 2.

Statistical Analysis Center publishes study on impact of education on jail and prison admission

The Washington Statistical Analysis Center, in partnership with the Education Research and Data Center, published a study on the impact of education on jail and prison admissions. This study explored the demographic characteristics of 6 ninth grade cohorts, as well as their educational accomplishments and workforce experiences. The study also touches upon their encounters with the jail system or the Department of Corrections (DOC). 

ERDC Partners with Washington SAC to Produce Report on Juvenile Justice Outcomes

The ERDC has partnered with the Washington Statistical Analysis Center (SAC) to prepare and publish the Juvenile Justice Standardized Report. The study discovered that those who had contact with the juvenile justice system were much less likely to graduate from high school or attend a four-year institution.

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