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The Hawai'i Data eXchange Partnership (Hawai'i DXP) aims to provide information for use across Hawai'i's early childhood, K-12, postsecondary, and workforce sectors to better understand and improve the educational and workforce outcomes of Hawai'i's citizens. These are the research and policy questions Hawai'i DXP will prioritize as data becomes available.

Transition Category Question Source
Early Childhood to Elementary Early childhood Who participates in early childhood education? EC Priority Questions
Early childhood What are the characteristics of effective programs? EC Priority Questions
Early childhood How does mobility (e.g., changing programs, schools, geographic location) impact student achievement? How does homelessness/housing issues impact student achievement? EC Priority Questions
Early childhood What early childhood services are most effective for student outcomes? Which services best serve which children? EC Priority Questions
Early childhood What is the relationship between early experiences (e.g., breastfeeding, prenatal care) with long-term educational outcomes? (Health screenings?) EC Priority Questions
Early childhood What are the fiscal and educational benefits of specific ECE programs? EC Priority Questions
Early childhood What services have students received prior to enrolling in K-12? EC Priority Questions
Alignment What are the K-3 outcomes of early childhood learning programs? FY15 RPQ
Alignment What do kindergarten standards-based report card data tell Hawai‘i about “kindergarten readiness”? FY15 RPQ
At-risk populations What are the educational experiences of young children served by EIS Part C who transition to HIDOE? FY15 RPQ
Elementary to Middle School Alignment,
College readiness
What are the middle school outcomes of elementary cohorts? FY15 RPQ
Middle School to High School Alignment,
College readiness
What are the high school outcomes of middle school cohorts? FY15 RPQ
High School to Postsecondary College readiness What content areas of high school coursework are more likely to transition a higher proportion of students from high school to college, ready for college level work? DXP RPQ
College readiness Which schools are transitioning a greater proportion of their high school graduates to colleges and universities ready for college level work? DXP RPQ
College readiness Who is delaying college entry and why do these students not enter in the first fall after graduation? Education Roundtable
College readiness What is the impact of the various programs that promote college-going in terms of improving actual college-going rates? DXP RPQ
Financial aid How does financial need affect college enrollment and completion patterns? Education Roundtable
Financial aid To what degree are Hawai‘i's financial aid programs effectively increasing college access and success? DXP RPQ
High School to Postsecondary to Workforce Workforce outcomes What proportion of Hawai‘i's high school and college graduates remain in the state to work? DXP RPQ
Workforce outcomes What are the employment rates and earning levels of Hawai‘i's high school and college graduates in-state compared to drop-outs by credential level? DXP RPQ
College readiness,
Career readiness
What are the non-academic influences on college access and completion (student engagement, soft skills, etc.), and workforce outcomes? Education Roundtable
Postsecondary College completion What are the characteristics of students who leave college without finishing and why are they leaving? Education Roundtable
Postsecondary to Workforce Early childhood What is the relationship between compensation, degree obtained and licensure/certification and working in ECE? EC Priority Questions
Early childhood How do measures of student achievement correlate to teacher preparation and effectiveness? EC Priority Questions
Teacher effectiveness How do different teacher education programs vary in terms of the impact their graduates have on student learning by subject? DXP RPQ
Workforce Teacher effectiveness What are the retention and migration rates for teachers in Hawai‘i and what impact does this have on student success? DXP RPQ
Workforce outcomes What are the economic impacts of workforce development programs? FY15 RPQ
P20W Pipeline Alignment To what degree is the education pipeline aligned with Hawai‘i's current and future employment needs? DXP RPQ
At-risk populations What are the outcomes for at-risk students at key benchmarks and transition points along the education-to-workforce pipeline? FY15 RPQ