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Regional Educational Lab (REL) Pacific partners with key stakeholders in American Samoa, Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands, Federated States of Micronesia, Guam, Hawaii, the Republic of Palau, and the Republic of the Marshall Islands to develop evidence that can inform consequential decisions about policy, programs, and practice. Key stakeholders include organizations with decision-making authority and the ability to influence education policy and practice, such as state and local education agencies, school boards, institutes of higher education, and student, family, and community organizations. RELs partner with these organizations on applied research and development; training, coaching and technical supports; and dissemination. Click here to learn more about the REL Program.

PARTNERSHIPS

Ala (Pathway) for All Students in American Samoa
REL Pacific is partnering with the CNMI Public School System to address its high-leverage need of building a stronger culture of data use at the classroom, school, and systemwide levels, particularly regarding K–3 student literacy instruction and learning outcomes. Learn more
This partnership with the Federated States of Micronesia's (FSM) national and state departments of education seeks to improve student academic outcomes by developing systemwide structures and processes to support the creation and use of evidence-based, culturally sustaining models of instruction in all schools across FSM's four states. Learn more
This REL Pacific partnership is supporting Guam Department of Education's systematic efforts to increase students' math proficiency. The partnership is providing professional learning to increase educators' use of evidence-based math instructional strategies and is analyzing students' math course-taking patterns to better inform educators' decisions about course recommendations and intervention support services. Learn more
This REL Pacific partnership is supporting a hui (partnership) of schools developing a networked improvement community (NIC) engaging in critical action research around the development and implementation of high-quality ‘āina-based, place-based, and project-based instruction and assessment in Hawai‘i charter schools. Learn more
REL Pacific is partnering with the Palau Ministry of Education, Palau Community College, and local private schools to expand school leaders’ knowledge of effective teaching and strategies for supporting teacher recruitment and retention. Learn more
RMI Partnership to Support Foundational Teaching and Learning

OUR TEAM

REL Pacific is led by McREL International with support from the following partners:

  • Abt Associates
  • Center for Assessment
  • Laura Corinna Designs
  • Magnolia Consulting
  • My House of Design
  • NORC at the University of Chicago
  • Seneca Consulting
  • Sharp Dimensions
  • The Tactile Group
  • WestEd

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GOVERNING BOARD

The REL Governing Board helps REL Pacific prioritize the education needs of the region, provides strategic guidance on REL work to maximize local effectiveness, and leverages members’ regional networks to amplify and disseminate REL products. REL Pacific Governing Board members represent diverse expertise and experience.

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