Working with Our Data

ERDC provides a number of informational documents that help research partners understand, incorporate, link, clean and standardize educational and employment data. These documents can be especially useful for other educational data organizations looking to improve their own longitudinal databases.

  • Using National Student Clearinghouse Data for Measuring Public Postsecondary Outcomes: Washington Case Study

    In this study, we looked at how the NSC Student Tracker system performs in matching Washington (WA) public high school graduates to in-state public 2 year and 4 year postsecondary institution enrollments.

  • PCHEES Submission Guide

    The Data Submission Guide provides a listing of the data elements (and their definitions) submitted by the institutions. See here for version 1.20.6 release notes.

  • ERDC Research Writing Guide

    This is an internal writing guide for ERDC researchers. It is designed to help ERDC researchers present their research in a clear way to stakeholders throughout the state.

  • OSPI, PCHEES, SBCTC high school crosswalk

    This workbook contains crosswalks that relate the high school codes from SBCTC, PCHEES and OSPI. The school codes for SBCTC and PCHEES are for the last high school attended. For OSPI, the school codes for Washington State public high schools.

  • SAS Macros

    ERDC has developed several SAS macros to assist us in the cleaning and linking of education data. Since other states and other entities might find them useful, we are making these SAS macros available to the public. You can view the macros here.

  • ERDC's Identity Matching Process

  • Business Rules for Standardizing Name Fields

  • Geographic Setting of Schools in Washington State: A Classification Based on Urban-Centric Locale

  • Q&A About the use of OSPI Assessment Data

  • Employment Data Handbook

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