Data-Driven Conversations to Improve Equitable Access Through Mentoring and Induction in High-Need Schools

In early 2019, the Hawaii Department of Education and the East Hawaii Complex Area partnered with the GTL Center to use data from their mentoring and induction system to assess the quality and conditions for retaining teachers in high-need schools. Although the state administered a sophisticated statewide induction system and survey, they recognized a need for more targeted support for high-need schools.

The partnership developed a data-driven protocol for induction program improvement and piloted it through a one-day, data-driven conversation with local school leaders. This work resulted in an action plan that targets the improvement of mentoring and induction for teachers in high-need schools in East Hawaii. Presenters will share an overview of the pilot and the data-driven protocol and reflect on lessons learned.