Washington State OSPI and ERDC Awarded 2015 SLDS Grant

July, 2015

The Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction, in collaboration with the Education Research and Data Center, was recently awarded a $7 million four-year Statewide Longitudinal Data Systems (SLDS) grant. This is an ongoing program designed to help states develop longitudinal data systems that allow states to answer key policy questions related to education. Sixteen states received funding to carry out projects to address up to two of six priorities focusing on data use:

  1. Financial Equity and Return on Investment (ROI)
  2. Educator Talent Management
  3. Early Learning
  4. College and Career
  5. Evaluation and Research
  6. Instructional Support

This grant opportunity is a sister initiative to the U.S. Department of Labor’s Workforce Data Quality Initiative grants for expanding education databases to include workforce data. In its application, ERDC committed to use the funds to expand and promote research related to "College and Career" and "Evaluation and Research." It will use these funds to help expand the High School Feedback Report and the Earnings for Graduates Report, create an Early Learning Feedback Report, incorporate financial aid data in postsecondary analyses, link juvenile justice participants with education outcomes, and much more. The grant will also be used to help cultivate communications with P20W data consumers.


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ERDC Summer 2021 Newsletter

Find out more about the ERDC Education Data Enclave, process improvements, grant research activities, and more. Read the Summer 2021 Newsletter

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.