Our Partners

The work of ERDC would not be possible without the help of our partners. ERDC collaborates with a number of agencies and organizations to obtain the data we need. These partners include: 

Department of Children, Youth, and Families (DCYF)

Among other things, DCYF monitors and regulates early learning and child care providers. 

Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction (OSPI)

OSPI administers K-12 education programs and initiatives throughout the State of Washington. 

Professional Educator Standards Board (PESB)

PESB oversees Washington State's system of educator training and certification.

State Board of Education (SBE)

The State Board of Education oversees K-12 education policy and accountability.

Washington Student Achievement Council (WSAC)

WSAC administers programs designed to help students advance to higher levels of education.

Council of Presidents (COP)

Council of Presidents is a professional organization that represents Washington's six public baccalaureate degree granting college and universities (that is, the six public four-year higher education institutions).  

Independent Colleges of Washington (ICW)

The Independent Colleges of Washington is a private association that represents the financial and policy interests of private, non-profit four-year higher education institutions in the state of Washington.

State Board for Community and Technical Colleges (SBCTC)

The SBCTC monitors and regulates public community and technical colleges in the state of Washington.

Workforce Training and Education Coordinating Board

The Workforce Training and Education Coordinating Board is a state agency that oversees workforce development programs in the State of Washington.

Employment Security Department (ESD)

ESD is a state agency that administers unemployment programs and initiatives in the State of Washington.

Legislative Evaluation and Accountability Program (LEAP)

LEAP is a state program that provides independent information and data for use when making budget decisions within the legislature. 

Memorandum of Understanding

ERDC has a Memorandum of Understanding signed by all education and workforce data contributors. One might think of this document as an agreed-upon "constitution" that guides the partnership between the ERDC and its partners.