Thank you for your interest in Road Map Project reports! Below is a list of published reports. Additional reports will be released in 2016 on African-American student achievement, special education and English language learners. Check back periodically or receive updates by signing up for the Road Map Project newsletter and connecting on Facebook and Twitter. If you have questions about current or upcoming reports, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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. There is also positive news in the overall performance of students who have exited the formal ELL program. However, other Indicators of Student Success continue to be difficult to move, such as the percentage of students meeting the 8th grade science standard, and the rate of high school graduates directly enrolling in college.
This report helps inform educational improvement efforts in the region by examining local high school graduates on their journey through seven local community and technical colleges. The report sets a baseline and reveals low rates of credential completion, especially among students of color. The report also spotlights important collaborative efforts under way between K-12 and college institutions to improve outcomes for students in the South Seattle and South King County region.
This report by the Washington State Department of Social and Health Services describes the characteristics and experiences of 16-24 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.
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.
This report includes additional data and information to supplement the 2014 Results Report.
The 2014 district reports go beyond the 2014 Results Report and dive into education results for each of the Road Map Project school districts. The data presented are intended to help communities understand successes and challenges, and to spark action. Links are to PDFs.
This report by Education Northwest examines the impact of the Road Map World Language Credit Program, which awards up to four high school credits to students who demonstrate their ability to speak, understand, read and write a language other than English.
In June 2014, a data summary was released in conjunction with the Road Map Project Juneteenth Luncheon event. 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.
The 2013 Results Report was released Dec. 12, 2013 and 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.
This report includes additional data and information to supplement the 2013 Results Report.
The 2013 district reports provide district-specific data to supplement the Road Map Region’s 2013 Results Report and 2013 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. Links are to PDFs.
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 2020 goal. This year-end report gives an overall assessment of the Road Map Project based on data collected in 2013.
Many warning signs can be seen well before a student drops out of school. Districts and their community-based partners are now watching 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.
The first Road Map Project Results Report was issued on Dec. 13, 2012. This is a regional report card. The data show our communities’ increasing needs and challenges, in addition to examples of excellence.
This report primarily includes additional data and information that supplements the 2012 Results Report that was published in December 2012.
The district reports provide district-specific data to supplement the Road Map Region’s 2012 Results Report and 2012 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. Links are to PDFs.
In an effort to examine the connection between the math courses students take in high school and postsecondary success, the “Taking Math Matters” study was completed for the Road Map Project in 2012. To see a one-page overview and the study itself, please click the links below:
On Tuesday, December 13, 2011, The Road Map Project released its 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. Click the link below to read the report.
This report primarily includes additional Road Map baseline data and information that supplements the Baseline Report that was published in December 2011. Version 1 of the Baseline Technical Report was released on February 2, 2012 and will likely be updated as data improve and we update the analyses.
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.