Strategic Plan

2021-2025 Hawai‘i Data eXchange Partnership Strategic Plan

Continuing the DXP’s mission to improve education and workforce outcomes in Hawai‘i, the 2021-2025 DXP Strategic Plan reflects the growing need for high quality, holistic information and analysis to inform policy, practice, and investments to ensure the people of Hawai‘i thrive.

The Plan was a culmination of over a year of stakeholder engagement that included the DXP Partners as well as other community organizations. Five goals across three priority areas of focus were identified to expand and improve the DXP as a statewide resource to answer the increasingly complex questions that are emerging about the education-to-workforce pipeline, particularly for Hawai‘i’s vulnerable populations. 

Our Vision

Cross-agency, longitudinal data informs policy, fosters effective educational practice, and promotes equity for the people of Hawai‘i.

Our Mission

Improve education and workforce outcomes in Hawai‘i by maintaining and enhancing a statewide longitudinal data system, producing actionable reports and analysis, providing access to data, and building capacity throughout the state for cross-agency data use.


Priority Areas & Goals

Priority Area 1: Create a Culture of Data Use

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Goal 1: Execute a Policy-Relevant Research Agenda

The DXP will have a more clearly defined, public facing research agenda, focused on a mix of long-term and emerging questions. The research agenda will tell a more complete story about the students in Hawai‘i’s education system, and the services and supports that have made a difference.

Goal 2: Promote the Power and Potential of Cross-Agency Data Use

Using cross-agency data in new and collaborative ways can drive ideas, spur innovations, and address important challenges that affect equity in Hawai‘i’s education-to-workforce pipeline. A strong partnership with data users also helps ensure that the DXP’s research agenda and resulting data products are relevant to understanding the most pressing issues facing the state.


  • Completed website redesign to better promote the DXP and products created from cross-agency data.

Priority Area 2: Strengthen the Partnership

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Goal 3: Expand Data Sharing

There are currently more questions than ability to answer them. A top priority of the DXP stakeholders is to expand the breadth and depth of data available for the research agenda. This would allow for more nuanced analyses on special and at-risk populations, and how they transition from one level to the next.


  • Updates to HRS 27-7 Departmental Data Sharing for the SLDS to include Career Technical Education data
  • Established a data sharing agreement with the Division of Vocational Rehabilitation under the Department of Human Services.
Goal 4: Increase Capacity to Meet the State’s Research and Data Needs

Stakeholders across the state hope to see the DXP continue to grow into a more visible statewide presence, with increased capacity to conduct research, and provide training and technical assistance on data use throughout the state.


  • Subject matter expert workgroups established to co-create actionable data products related to dropout prevention and mathematics achievement.

Priority Area 3: Protect Individual Privacy

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Goal 5: Protect and Secure All Data

The DXP is committed to being on the forefront of best practices for security and confidentiality of all data shared with the system, actively testing the system, and reviewing its policies, procedures, and practices to ensure they meet the highest industry standards. Transparency is also important to the DXP, and communicating these standards to all stakeholders, including students and their families, as well as program and policy staff who use data, will be an ongoing expectation.