|Ho'okele: Using Data to Achieve Equity
|Hawaii State Department of Education
|Statewide Longitudinal Data Systems Grant Program [Program Details]
|Longitudinal Data System
Ho'okele is the Hawaiian word for a steersman who guides a canoe and its paddlers safely to its destination. Likewise, this proposal endeavors to continue to guide Hawaii's policy and decision-makers to use information for the improvement of educational and workforce outcomes for the state's most vulnerable populations. HIDOE will be the grantee and will subcontract Hawaii P-20 Partnerships for Education (Hawaii P-20), a unit of the University of Hawaii system, for project management. HIDOE's Data Governance and Analysis (DGA) Branch will work with Hawaii P-20 to implement and complete the planned deliverables under this proposal. HIDOE will also participate in testing the School-Level Poverty Measure.
The project will produce three major outcomes that will strengthen Hawaii's culture of data use for achieving greater equity for students:
1) Cross-Sector Equity-focused Convenings
2) Data Governance and Sustainability
3) Data Products, Training, and Evaluation
This project will continue to promote awareness of both the K–12 LDS and the P20W SLDS to increase the use of information to guide policy and practice. Once this work is complete, state policy-makers, decision-makers, and practitioners will be well-positioned to leverage strong cross-sector collaborations that use data to ensure that the most vulnerable student populations are ready and able to achieve their educational and workforce goals.