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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.


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
FSM Partnership to Improve Teacher Effectiveness by Developing and Implementing an Evidence-Based, Culturally Responsive Model for Instruction
Guam Partnership for Supporting Student Success in Math
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
Palau Partnership to Support Teacher Effectiveness
RMI Partnership to Support Foundational Teaching and Learning


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


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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