Data-driven Impact in STEM
Data-driven Impact in STEM
Data, Measurement, and Learning
What gets measured gets done. Washington STEM provides data on student indicators and labor market projections that can tell us whether we, along with our partners, are closing opportunity gaps across the state.
Washington STEM Data Dashboards
Washington STEM is leading the way in creating open-source, actionable data dashboards that provide insights into our state’s STEM economy. With this data in hand, we can help create a clear through-line from the classroom to a career for Washington students. From career and credential availability, finding the most in-demand family-wage jobs at the regional level, or understanding how COVID-19 is impacting employment in our state, Washington STEM’s suite of tools will provide the data needed to bring clarity to the complex.
- Labor Market and Credential Dashboard
- CORI – Credential Opportunities by Region and Industry
- COVID-19 Impact
Myths, Misinformation, and Upward Movement: Why Higher Education Matters
A Washington STEM White Paper
In recent years, there has been a growing sentiment among Washington leaders and educators that “not all students need to go to college” – implying, perhaps, that (some or most) students do not need a post-secondary credential – especially a bachelor’s degree – to be successful in Washington’s growing economy. Washington STEM aims to set the record straight: we need to support more students to be prepared for and to complete all types of postsecondary pathways – apprenticeships, certificates, associate’s degrees, and bachelor’s degrees.
Washington STEM and Washington Communities for Family and Children (WCFC) are currently developing a series of reports titled State of the Children: Early Learning & Care. Alongside a wide swath of regional partners, we aim to shine a light on the precarious position of Washington’s early learning systems. In these reports, you’ll find data and stories that touch on the economic impacts of childcare on Washington families, the state of the early learning workforce in Washington, data on affordability, access, and quality, the impacts of COVID-19 on our early systems, and more. Over the coming months, we will release regional reports on a rolling basis and expect to achieve statewide coverage by Q1 2021.
- Southwest Washington – State of the Children: Early Learning and Care
- Inland Northwest Washington (Spokane region) – State of the Children: Early Learning and Care
For more information on sources and citations for this report series, please refer to our sources PDF.
Our annual STEM by the Numbers reports let us know if the system is supporting more students, especially students of color, students living in poverty and/or rural backgrounds, and young women, to be on track to attain high-demand credentials. Our Labor Market and Credential Data Dashboard indicate region-by-region, which jobs are in-demand, offer a family-sustaining wage, and what credentials are needed to obtain those jobs.
You can read the 2019 STEM by the Numbers Executive Summary here.
For sources and citations on this data and information, please refer to our STEM by the Numbers sources.
As of June 2019, we have made updates to all regional reports with the most current data available to provide the most accurate reflection of how our education systems are serving Washington students.
For a more detailed view of our regional analysis in Washington, explore the following reports:
- Eastern region
- King County region
- North Olympic region
- Pacific Mountain region
- North Central Region
- Northwest region
- Pierce County region
- South Central region
- Southeast region
- Southwest region
- Snohomish region
For a more comprehensive analysis, please refer to the STEM by the Numbers technical document which contains the sources, methods, and additional analysis that Washington STEM used to develop the STEM by the Numbers regional reports. This document is much larger in size and may take longer to display.
Together with our partners, we advocate for and develop regionalized, cross-sector, and longitudinal data on 30 indicators to tell us which Washington students are able to earn credentials and access family-sustaining jobs. We currently highlight just four student outcome indicators, and in future publications, we will report on systems indicators, like high school course offerings and availability of STEM professional learning and supports.