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Creating the Capacity for Data Use in the Pacific Region: Presentation at the 2019 National Center for Education Statistics STATS-DC Conference

Thursday, July 25, 2019
11:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m.

This presentation and panel discussion provided an overview of REL Pacific's prior work and current support of data readiness in the Pacific Region, and explored how jurisdictions in the Pacific Region have developed local readiness and capacity for implementation and use of Statewide Longitudinal Data Systems (SLDS) within the past 10 years. The discussion included representatives from the Hawaii Department of Education, the American Samoa Department of Education, Hawaii P–20 Partnerships for Education, and REL Pacific, and provided STATS-DC participants with an overview of current progress of SLDS development in the Pacific, local challenges in developing readiness for implementation of an SLDS, and strategies implemented to increase readiness. In addition, the panel discussed significant drivers of progress, how they are addressing data governance, and potential future barriers to implementation.


Hyatt Regency Washington on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C.


Dr. Christina Tydeman, REL Pacific at McREL International
Dr. Max Altman, REL Pacific at McREL International
Marty Mamea, American Samoa Department of Education
Jan Fukada, Hawai'i Department of Education
Dr. Jean Osumi, Hawai'i P–20 Partnerships for Education

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