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Education-to-Workforce Indicator Framework


Twenty questions essential for E-W data systems to answer about how students are progressing from early education through career—and using the answers to guide action.

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Ninety-nine student outcomes and milestones and related system conditions associated with economic mobility and security, plus guidance on how to measure them.

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Twenty-five characteristics that E-W systems should use to break down data, plus guidance on how to collect them.

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Twenty-six examples of practices shown to move the needle on key outcomes and system conditions, plus guidance on how to select them.

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Seven principles for centering equity throughout the data life cycle to encourage more ethical and effective data use, plus guidance on how to apply them.

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About the Framework

The E-W Framework offers guidance for using data to promote equitable outcomes and economic security for all. Developed with input from leading experts from over 15 national and community organizations, it highlights key connections needed between systems to support students as they progress from early education through their career.


E-W Framework Report

The E-W Framework report (August 2022) lays a foundation for organizations to work together to share data across sectors to support students as they progress from early education through their career. Reflecting input from over 30 experts and more than 40 frameworks, the report offers guidance for what matters most to measure and how to use data to drive positive change.

News & Events

Deadline Extended! Share Framework Feedback by April 5th

What has changed in the field over the past two years? How can the framework better reflect new and emerging thinking? Submit your suggestions for framework updates by Friday, April 5th.

March 18, 2024

Data Labs Accepting Project Proposals Through March 22nd

The Beeck Center and NGA formed Data Labs to help states launch data-sharing projects. This program can assist states in developing project plans that are aligned with E-W Framework recommendations.

February 29, 2024

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