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Education Final 09-15-11
1. Access and Enrollment
2. Student Accomplishment
3. Student and Economic Outcomes
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 1. Access and Enrollment

MeasureTargetActualStatusAgencyNotes
1.1 - State-Funded Preschool Enrollment100%101.2%DELIn 2010-11, an average of 8,120 children were enrolled monthly in 8,024 ECEAP slots. Enrollment exceeds 100% because children left and were replaced during the month. 50.5% of eligible children were enrolled in state- or federally-funded preschool.
1.2 - Higher Education Participation Rate 21.6%HECB, SBCTCFrom 2000 to 2009, the percentage of adults 18-44 enrolled in college increased from 13.5% to 21.6%, with most of the growth coming at the undergraduate level. The increase in Washington was less than national increases during the same period.
1.3 - Financial Aid $861HECBIn 2009-10, the state ranked 3rd highest in the nation for providing need-based financial aid per full-time equivalent undergraduate student. This is largely driven by the amount of funding available for state aid.
1.4 - E-Learning19% of FTE students19% of FTE studentsSBCTCIn 2009-10, eLearning courses served the equivalent of 30,911 full-time community and technical college students, an increase of 31% from the year before. This achieves the target growth rate toward serving 85% of all students through eLearning by 2030.
1.5 - WIA Training Participation 59%ESD13,400 recipients of services through the Workforce Investment Act were enrolled in training between May 2009 and June 2011. Recovery Act funds helped to increase the number of participants in training compared to the previous year.
1.6 - Foster Child School Changes20% (Braam Benchmark)17%DSHSDuring the 2008-09 school year, 17% of children in out-of-home foster care changed schools when placed or moved. This is an improvement of 5% from the year before, and well below the Braam Panel Benchmark.

 2. Student Accomplishment

MeasureTargetActualStatusAgencyNotes
2.1 - State-Funded Preschooler Learning Outcomes  DELIn 2010-11 a prospective statewide assessment tool showed progress in core learning areas: Physical, Language, Cognitive, Literacy, and Math. A statistically valid measure in these areas will be available once a tool is adopted statewide (2012-13).
2.2 - CTC Student Achievement352,419394,345SBCTCCTC Students earned 394,345 'achievement points' toward education milestones during the 2009-10 academic year, which exceeded the target and increased 12% over 2008-09. Every college increased student achievement and earned a performance-based reward.
2.3 - Freshman Retention 87.5%HECBIn fall of 2009, 87.5% of the previous year’s public baccalaureate freshman returned for their second year of college. Variation among institutions ranged from 72%-93%. Overall WA ranks tenth compared to other states for retaining freshmen.
2.4 - Workforce Training Completion 59%WTECB, SBCTCIn 2009-10, 59% of students who left training completed a (public or private) workforce training program or apprenticeship - a slight decrease from last year. Students who complete programs have higher employment and earning rates than non-completers.
2.5 - Baccalaureate Graduation Rate 69%HECB69% of first-time, full-time freshman that started in Fall 2004 had graduated by Spring 2010. About 41% graduated in four years, 23% graduated in five, and 5% graduated in the sixth year. The four-year rate shows an increasing trend.
2.6 - CTC Transfer Rate  45.5%SBCTC, HECB43% of CTC students that began in 2003-04 intending to move to a 4-year college had transferred by 2009-10. Students who completed a transfer degree had a higher rate (74.5%) than those that didn’t (33%). 12.6% of workforce degree graduates also transfer.
2.7 - Foster Youth Graduation Rate60% (Braam Benchmark)48%DSHS48% of students who remain in foster care from grades 9-12 graduated on time in 2008-09. This is below the graduation rate for all students (70%) and the Braam Panel Benchmark for foster youth (60%).

 3. Student and Economic Outcomes

MeasureTargetActualStatusAgencyNotes
3.1 - Degree Production40,344 degrees42,647 degreesHECB, SBCTCOver 42,000 baccalaureate and graduate degrees were conferred in 2009-10 by public and private institutions, exceeding the goal for the year, but not increasing fast enough to meet the 2018 goals. In addition, over 23,000 associate degrees were awarded.
3.2 - High Demand Degrees & Certificates 18,709 degrees & certificatesHECB, SBCTCStudents received over 18,000 degrees and certificates in high demand fields in 2009-10, the most since 2002-03. The growth rate of high demand fields outpaced overall degree growth. (For CTCs, data is only for programs funded by the high demand program.)
3.3 - Training Participant Earnings $24,233 per yearWTECB, SBCTCMedian earnings of training participants declined slightly in 2010, likely due to the recession. Earnings had increased steadily in the four years prior to the recession. Earnings are higher for program completers vs. non-completers.