Hawai‘i DOE submits request to US Department of Education to amend data submission

15-Aug-2019

The Hawaii State Department of Education has taken immediate steps to correct erroneous data that was submitted for the 2015-16 Civil Rights Data Collection. A comprehensive version of the revised data set will be released pending guidance from the Federal level as well as verification from the third-party vendor.

​The Hawaii State Department of Education (HIDOE) has taken immediate steps to correct erroneous data that was submitted for the 2015-16 Civil Rights Data Collection. Upon discovering the discrepancy, HIDOE submitted a request to the US Department of Education’s Office of Civil Rights on Aug. 8 to amend the data, and a third-party vendor was hired to verify the correction. 

The data review for the 2015-16 submission resulted in the following preliminary changes (subject to confirmation by the third-party vendor):

  • Suspended days per 100 students reduced by 41 percent.

  • Total days suspended reduced by 40 percent.

  • Number of Pacific Islander suspensions reduced by 45 percent.

  • Number of IDEA students suspended reduced by 47 percent.

  • 93 percent of suspensions are less than 10 days. 

“The HIDOE values accurate data reporting to ensure equity and quality supports for our students. Our focus will continue to be on using data to inform the review and enhancements of our continuum of quality support services,” said Superintendent Dr. Christina Kishimoto in a letter to Department and school-level leadership on Aug. 9. Click here to view the letter in its entirety.

A comprehensive version of the revised data set will be released pending guidance from the Federal level as well as verification from the third-party vendor that it has been corrected.

​Complex Area
​Reported: Total Suspended Days (SY15-16)
​Revised: Total Suspended Days (SY15-16)
​Nanakuli-Waianae
​12,891
​6,566
​Pearl City-Waipahu
​11,155
​5,069
​Baldwin-Kekaulike-Maui
​8,410
​4,471
​Farrington-Kalani-Kaiser
​7,809
​3,816
​Kau-Keaau-Pahoa
​4,577
​3,445
​Kaimuki-McKinley-Roosevelt
​5,110
​3,237
​Campbell-Kapolei
​5,899
​3,036
​Kapaa-Kauai-Waimea
​4,619
​2,986
​Aiea-Moanalua-Radford
​3,810
​2,260
​Honokaa-Kealakehe-Kohala-Konawaena
​3,600
​2,221
​Hilo-Waiakea
​3,547
​2,052
​Kailua-Kalaheo
​2,971
​1,892
​Leilehua-Mililani-Waialua
​2,176
​1,536
​Hana-Lahainaluna-Lanai-Molokai
​1,982
​1,302
​Castle-Kahuku
​2,253
​1,213


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