Did You Know...

Former ECEAP (state-funded early learning) participants were more likely to be ready for kindergarten than lower income kindergartners who did not participate in ECEAP.

Recent Publications

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

Note to external data requestors

In an effort to improve our data request process, the ERDC will launch new data request forms in mid-February 2021. If you are planning to submit a data request to ERDC around this time, we encourage you to wait until our new forms are posted to our website. We are also updating resources on our website to help facilitate this process. If you have any questions about our improvement efforts or concerns about your data request, please contact erdc@ofm.wa.gov. We appreciate your patience as we take action to improve our process.

ERDC researchers explore associations between low-income children’s participation in subsidized childcare and their kindergarten readiness

A new study by ERDC researchers Donya Karimi and Thomas Aldrich examines the kindergarten readiness for Washington State low-income students who received and did not receive a childcare subsidy the year prior to kindergarten. Using linked subsidy and assessment data, children’s kindergarten readiness is estimated across six domains and further examined in the study based on student characteristics.

New ERDC study explores the math course-taking patterns of graduating public high school students in Washington

ERDC has published a new study that examines the how Washington public high school graduates in 2016 and 2017 fulfilled thier graduation requirement for a third math credit.

New ERDC study published on the early learning pathways of former ESIT participants

ERDC has published a new study that examines the pathways of Washington Early Support for Infants and Toddlers (ESIT) program participants. The study explores the kinds of services that former ESIT participants receive after they transition out of the program.