The Washington Student Achievement Council collaborates with state and national partners to examine critical educational issues and propose goals and innovations for increasing educational achievement.
With input from a wide spectrum of the educational community, the Council develops a 10-year education Roadmap. The Roadmap is updated every two years through a Strategic Action Plan.
The Council also evaluates the need for additional degrees and programs, and determines whether major system-expansion proposals are consistent with the Roadmap.
The Council promotes a healthier state economy by working with educational partners to assess employer demand for various higher education and training credentials. It also identifies state-level budget priorities consistent with goals established in the Roadmap.
Finally, the Council uses solid data from various sources, including the state's public four-year colleges and universities, to monitor progress on achieving statewide educational attainment goals.
Develop a Ten-year Roadmap for increasing educational attainment, and a two-year Strategic Action Plan to identify strategies for achieving Roadmap goals.
Assess the number and type of higher education and training credentials needed to match employer demand
Identify budget priorities and levels of funding for higher education, including two- and four-year institutions and state financial aid programs
Use data to assess progress on achieving statewide educational attainment goals.