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Road Map Project Reports

Supporting community questions and regional change through partnership, transparent data, rigorous methods and accessible tools.

There is wealth of information collected by public schools and postsecondary institutions, yet little is used in cross-sector partnerships with the goal of highlighting inequity, building systems and understanding barriers to access across the Road Map Project region. Developing data tools and reporting on outcomes provides transparency and accountability for the Road Map Project –a data function that can exist within, but not across districts and local colleges. Below are reports and briefs about youth, programs and policies in the Road Map Project as conducted by the Community Center for Education Results Data Team and partners.

The Latest


2017 Results Report | LINK | PRESS RELEASE | DASHBOARD

The Road Map Project’s latest report on the state of education in South Seattle and South King County shows the persistent gaps between the aspirations of our youth and the opportunities and supports our systems provide, as well as the work being done to address systemic barriers to racial equity and amplify community voice. March 2018


Reports and Factsheets


Discipline Disparities and Practices in South Seattle and South King County | LINK

This data brief examines racial disparities using likelihood models for exclusionary discipline, and finds that coding alignment is a barrier to helping us understand what’s happening in schools. Suspensions and expulsions in the Road Map Project region have declined since 2010, but students of color are still more likely to receive exclusionary discipline.  March 2018.

Start With Us: Black Youth in South King County and South Seattle | LINK | PRESS RELEASE | SUMMARY

Start With Us shows the need for systems to combat racial bias, promote positive school climates, racial identity development, and listen more closely to students. It also includes new data on several dimensions of college readiness and postsecondary success. During focus groups called Listening Sessions, local Black high schoolers shared what mattered most to them when it comes to their education, in addition to the qualities they say make up an ideal school environment.

  Forum for Black Student Success | DATA WALK | INFOGRAPHIC

The Forum for Black Student Success was held in May 2017. A 9-board Data Walk was created for the event, highlighting qualitative outcomes from Black youth and parent Listening Sessions as well as education outcomes. Listening Sessions used the infographic, above, to learn what youth and families thought about subracial disaggregation. Both community data tools were created to support parent and community questions and are used by parents in school meetings. May 2017

  Community and Technical College (CTC) Report | LINK

This inaugural report on the regions CTCs aimed to inform educational improvement efforts in the region by following a cohort of high school graduates (N = 2,132) on their 3-year journey through seven local CTCs. The report uses new criteria for student success in our CTCs and revealing low rates of credential completion, especially among students of color and students who are part-time enrollees. The report spotlights district and college efforts and current initiatives. Analysis work in 2017 examines impact of high school coursetaking on these later outcomes. January 2016

  King County Reengagement System Quarterly Report | 2017 Q3 | 2017 Q2 | 2017 Q1 | 2016 Q4 | 2016 Q3

Few data sources allow us to measure the impact of our region’s reengagement centers, giving us comparable information to understand progress, barriers and outcomes. This reporting system began Spring 2016, as a quarterly request for pre-aggregated data by CCER on behalf of King County Reconnect to Opportunity (ReOpp). It now includes quarterly regional reports tracking county-wide outcomes and individual program reports. There are 18 participating programs across 6 Road Map Project districts (N = 2,009). Ongoing

  College and Career Leadership Institute | REQUEST INFO

This institute, developed in Spring 2016 and redesigned Spring 2017, guides high school college and career teams through a five-step process of inquiry on supports, student outcomes, and a school’s plan for future work. Each team receives a school-specific data packet on postsecondary outcomes and participates in a self-assessment survey examining perceptions of academic foundation, academic behavior and life skills, advising system, career exploration, postsecondary awareness and transitions. There are 13 high schools participating which serve 50% of high school students in the Road Map Project region. Ongoing

  Opportunity Youth Barriers (DSHS) | LINK | INFOGRAPHIC

This report, conducted by the Washington State Department of Social and Health Services (DSHS), describes the characteristics and experiences of 16- to 24-year-olds who are not engaged in work or school. The report, funded by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, looks at opportunity youth who attended school in the Road Map Project region who have DSHS service histories, and describes the barriers they face, including parenting responsibilities, juvenile justice and child welfare involvement, behavioral health challenges and homelessness. September 2016

  HB1541 and Interim Black/African American Disaggregation | LINK

While Washington public school enrollment forms do not include subracial and subethnic categories under “Black/African American” or family immigration patterns, we can understand regional diversity by looking at birth country and language together. This brief reviews Washington House Bill 1541 and describes CCER’s interim disaggregation methodology, providing student outcomes to support future community inquiry and dialogue. August 2016

  Opportunity Youth Summative Data Report | LINK

Reengaging opportunity youth, (16- to 24-year-olds disengaged from work and school) is an important area of work in our region and King county. In 2016 all WA state Open Doors Programs submitted student-level data to OSPI. This report reviews the data landscape to understand prevalence, barriers and outcomes for the region’s opportunity youth. Data is used to support improved state data collection, program evaluation and program data use. July 2016

  Follow the Money: Poverty as a Factor in K12 Funding | LINK | SLIDES

This report, conducted by Third Sector Intelligence on behalf of the Road Map Project, set out to follow basic education funding. The goal was to support community knowledge of education funding in our State, understand what new State education investments specifically mean for Road Map districts, bring to light the inequity of funding basic education using local levies and help inform advocates about ways they can encourage districts to invest in opportunity gap-closing strategies. March 2016

  Student Mobility in the Road Map Project Region | LINK

While rates of residential mobility have declined on average in the United States, low-income families across the country continue to experience higher frequency of moving. Children are often impacted by these moves –especially when residential moves result in changing schools. Using the CCER Education Data Warehouse’s K12 enrollment records, this descriptive study examines the prevalence of student mobility in the region (N = 108,756), examining outcomes by race and frequency of moves within and across districts over time. February 2016

  World Language Credit Program Impact | LINK

This report by Education Northwest examined the impact of the Road Map World Language Credit Program on two cohorts of participating students (N = 2,364). The World Language Credit program awards up to four high school credits to students who demonstrate their ability to speak, understand, read and write a language other than English. October 2014

  State of Black Education Fact Sheet | LINK

This fact sheet was released in conjunction with the Road Map Project Juneteenth Luncheon event, celebrating Juneteenth and the region’s diverse Black communities. The summary is designed to provide a high-level overview of cradle-to-college educational attainment for Black students in the Road Map Project region. June 2014

  Early Warning Indicator Report | LINK

Many warning signs can be seen well before a student disengages from school. Districts and their community-based partners watch for those signs in an effort to identify problems early and provide extra support to students when needed. This report looks at early warning indicators in the Road Map Project region by district, race/ethnicity and other groupings. February 2014

  Math Coursetaking Impacts College Success Report | LINK | FACTSHEET

This report, conducted by The BERC Group, examines the impact of taking math in high school with postsecondary outcomes among a cohort of Road Map Project high school graduates (N = 6,297). The study aims to support Project partners and districts by examining what aspects of coursetaking (math-level, grades and age) are most associated with enrollment and persistence at a 2-or 4-year postsecondary institution. July 2012

Annual Road Map Project Results Reports



The Road Map Project’s latest report on the state of education in King County’s areas of highest need shows some progress, but much more work needs to be done to close race and ethnic opportunity and achievement gaps. March 2017

  2015 Results Report | LINK

The Results Report is the Road Map Project’s annual report card. It presents the most recent data on the Indicators of Student Success, which are critical student achievement milestones. This year’s performance—like last year’s—is mixed. We see great areas of improvement: gains in high school graduation rates; a continued decline in out-of-school suspensions and expulsions; and improved college-ready course-taking. February 2016

  2014 Results Report | LINK | TECHNICAL REPORT

The 2014 Results Report is the Road Map Project region’s report card and contains data on important student success milestones. This year’s report shows progress being made in the South Seattle and South King County region, but more work must be done to help all students succeed. February 2015


The 2013 Results Report shows data on 33 Indicators of Student Success. Several exciting new indicators are unveiled in the report in the areas of parent engagement and student motivation. WaKIDS data (kindergarten readiness) is also shown for the first time. December 2013


This, first Road Map Project Results Report serves as a regional report card. The data show our communities’ increasing needs and challenges, in addition to examples of excellence. December 2012

  2011 Baseline Report | LINK | TECHNICAL REPORT

The Road Map Project released this Baseline Report, showing the state of education in South King County and South Seattle. The report urges action from all sectors of the community to achieve dramatic improvements in education. December 2011

  2011-14 District Reports

The district reports provide district-specific data to supplement the Road Map Region’s Baseline Report and Baseline Technical Report. These reports include only a sample of data that we felt would be most relevant in the short term. Rather than attempt to provide all possible data, the purpose of these reports is more to open a data dialogue. All files are PDFs, click on a year, below:

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Formative Evaluations of the Road Map Project


  2016 Formative Evaluation | LINK | SUMMARY

In 2013, the Road Map Project began a multi-year formative evaluation process with an external firm, Education Northwest, to identify where progress is being made and where challenges still exist in realizing the goal. This report summarizes key findings from the 2015 midpoint formative eval­uation of how the Road Map Project’s theory of action is evolving and provides insight on how stakeholders perceive the influence of the initiative. June 2016

  Formative Evaluation Report | LINK

The Road Map Project began a multi-year formative evaluation process in 2013, with an external firm, Education Northwest, to identify where progress is being made and where challenges still exist in realizing the goal. This year-end report gives an overall assessment of education outcomes in the Road Map Project region during the 2012-13 academic year. December 2013

Student Engagement and Motivation: This data provides unique insights into the ways students perceive themselves and their learning environments.