In June 2008, Governor Deval Patrick released his Education Action Agenda, a comprehensive strategic plan that charts the course for the next phase of education reform in Massachusetts. The Action Agenda set as a primary goal the creation of an integrated system of education to meet the learning needs of every student in the Commonwealth, thus providing all students with the supports and skills necessary to meet the state‚??s rigorous educational standards, and to help them become successful and productive members of the workforce and their communities. Governor Patrick established the Child and Youth Readiness Cabinet (the Cabinet), comprised of the Secretariats of the state agencies, with primary responsibility for serving children, youth and families. In April 2009, Public Consulting Group (PCG) was retained to clarify the crossagency vision for a statewide integrated data sharing and reporting system as outlined by the Governor and the Readiness Cabinet, and to draft a strategic plan with action‚?Őoriented recommendations to help the Cabinet begin to make concerted, measurable efforts toward achieving its vision.