Handout to be posted.
Tim Norris made a presentation about the longitudinal information system. He talked about the types of data we have, the types of data requests we fulfill, the data environment and how we link data for requests that want to include data not currently at ERDC.
ERDC is making progress by hiring two early learning researchers and one social services researcher. All three researchers will start in January. Next up will be to advertise for a data coach and a data visualization expert. ERDC is also working with partners to set up interagency agreements so they can begin work on their projects.
Dave Coughran from Statewide HR in OFM made a presentation about how he used linked veterans and employment data to determine outcomes of participants in a veterans’ transition assistance program. Next steps include partnering with the Navy and including education outcomes in the analysis.
Carl McCurley described the past, present and future of court research looking at education outcomes. The Washington State Center for Court Research completed a report in 2011 that looked at the educational outcomes of truant students but it was limited in scope due to the data available. WSCCR recently released a report that included educational outcomes for truant students in all school districts. In the future, under the new grant, ERDC and WSCCR are partnering to understand the educational outcomes of other participants in the juvenile court system.
WICHE and SAS should be signing the contract soon to use SAS products in the linking of the data. There are also discussions about the data governance and structure of the multi-state data sharing organization.
ERDC received institutional review board (IRB) approval for its statewide longitudinal data system (SLDS) grant project. In addition, other data requestors are going through the IRB process with Washington State Institutional Review Board located at the Department of Social and Health Services.