11. Evaluation Resources


The Washington State Institute for Public Policy (WSIPP) is often directed by law to study the effects of specific state programs as an objective evaluator independent of state agencies. The legislature appropriates state general fund dollars to fund these evaluations. For example, in 2021, the state legislature appropriated (Section 610(4) (pp. 468-69) over $550,000 in the next biennium for WSIPP to evaluate the Department of Corrections’ Reentry Community Services program, to study the pathways from incarceration to the state’s community and technical colleges, and to evaluate implementation of the Guided Pathways model in Washington’s community and technical colleges.

Issue Areas: Criminal Justice, Education