Guidance Materials to Support the Use of Hawai‘i-Specific, Publicly Available Data Sources

This REL Pacific publication provides guidance to education researchers on how to access publicly available data sources, the questions that can be supported by the data sources, and the limitations of the data sources in order to support the advancement of education research and evidence-based decisionmaking in Hawai‘i. Effective evidence-based action requires getting the right data into the right hands at the right time to help stakeholders make decisions. One way to do this is to find out how available data can be used and what analyses are required to answer critical policy questions. In addition to answering policy questions, publicly available data sources have the potential to assist educators, policy makers, and other education stakeholders in Hawai‘i with making evidence-based decisions related to education policy, programming, and support.