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Strategic Planhttp://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/VisionForSuccess/AdvancingEducation/StrategicPlanStrategic PlanThe governing document for the public education system in Hawai‘i provides a common foundation of expectations and supports for public education, centering on closing the achievement gap to ensure equity and excellence for each student. This joint project of the Department of Education (DOE) and Board of Education (BOE) covers the years 2017-2020. An Implementation Plan focuses on three high-impact strategies.
StriveHI Performance Systemhttp://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/VisionForSuccess/AdvancingEducation/StriveHIPerformanceSystemStriveHI Performance SystemHawai'i's school accountability and improvement system is designed to meet the needs of students, educators and schools. It aligns and connects our key state education policies and initiatives to position students and educators for success and uses data to measure progress and target resources.
Race to the Tophttp://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/VisionForSuccess/AdvancingEducation/milestones/RaceToTheTopRace to the TopHawaii answered a challenge from the U.S. Department of Education with an ambitious plan to ensure students have access to a high-quality education that prepares them for college and career. In August 2010, Hawaii’s bold education plan was awarded a four-year, $75 million federal Race to the Top grant — one of only 12 awarded in the country. In 2014, Hawaii became the only state to complete the requirements of the grant on time.
An Expectation of Collegehttp://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/TeachingAndLearning/CollegeAndCareerReadiness/ExpectationAn Expectation of CollegeThe public school system in Hawaii is charged with preparing our students for life. Life, increasingly, requires knowledge and skill sets that can best be achieved through a post-secondary education — from 2-year job certification to doctoral programs. Our Strategic Plan directs that more students be ready for and enroll in college. This page offers an overview of initiatives and results aligned with that effort.
Milestones in Transformationhttp://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/VisionForSuccess/AdvancingEducation/milestonesMilestones in TransformationIn 2010, the Hawaii State Board of Education (BOE) and the Department (DOE) embarked on an ambitious path to deliver more public school children to college, career and community readiness. Here are some of the top achievements since then, powered by the hard work of teachers, principals, support personnel and leadership, who believe that all children can reach their aspirations.
ACThttp://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/TeachingAndLearning/Testing/ActACTHIDOE makes the ACT with writing available for grade 11 to measure student progress toward and readiness for post-secondary plans. The exam is optional. The ACT Aspire exams for grades 8-10 have been eliminated from the Hawai‘i DOE testing portfolio.
Hawaii Growth Modelhttp://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/VisionForSuccess/SchoolDataAndReports/Growth-ModelHawaii Growth ModelOne of the breakthroughs in analyzing data from our schools is the ability to see not only achievement levels, but how much and how fast our students and schools grow. While test-score proficiency is typically the go-to barometer of school performance, growth provides a more comprehensive picture of that performance — now available through a powerful new data visualization tool: SchoolView.
Student Privacyhttp://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/VisionForSuccess/SchoolDataAndReports/StudentPrivacyStudent PrivacyThe Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) is a federal law that gives parents certain protections with regard to their children’s education records, such as report cards, transcripts, disciplinary records, contact and family information, and class schedules. As a parent, you have the right to review your child’s education records and to request changes under limited circumstances.
Other Assessmentshttp://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/TeachingAndLearning/Testing/OAOther AssessmentsStatewide assessments include End-of-Course exams in Algebra I, Algebra II, Biology I, and U.S. History; the Hawaii State Assessment (HSA) in Science, and the HSA-Alt. The National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) is taken every two years by a sample of students in grades 4 and 8, in reading and math, along with other subjects.
Report Finderhttp://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/VisionForSuccess/SchoolDataAndReports/reportfinderReport FinderUse this tool to search among the Department's various reports, covering performance, improvement, financial, special education, legislative, audit and enrollment reports spanning the last several years, as well as current Academic Plans and Financial Plans for schools.
Media Kithttp://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ConnectWithUs/MediaRoom/MediaKitMedia KitKey facts about the Hawaii State Department of Education (HIDOE), contact list, fact sheets, reports, data, and other items to assist the media and interested parties.
Supt's Cornerhttp://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/VisionForSuccess/Newsletters/Supts-CornerSupt's CornerColumns from the Education Update newsletter and other communications from Supt. Christina Kishimoto. Follow her on Twitter — @HIDOE808_DrK.
School Reportshttp://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/VisionForSuccess/SchoolDataAndReports/SchoolReportsSchool ReportsEveryone has an interest in the education of Hawaii’s children — it creates citizens who can contribute to the cultural, environmental and economic well-being of the Islands, as well as dream beyond the limitations of today, advancing us all. The Department initiates a series of reviews and reports designed to measure school progress toward making students not only college and career ready, but also holistic, enthusiastic, lifelong learners.
Hawaii Education Datahttp://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/VisionForSuccess/SchoolDataAndReports/HawaiiEdDataHawaii Education DataThis website contains information, resources, forms, and guidance materials related to both conducting research in the Hawaii State Department of Education (HIDOE) and requesting data from HIDOE schools and offices. Individuals can submit research applications or data requests through the processes described below.
Special Educationhttp://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/TeachingAndLearning/SpecializedPrograms/SpecialEducationSpecial EducationSpecial education is specially designed instruction and services to meet the unique needs of students with disabilities, and can include academic services, speech-language services, psychological services, physical and occupational therapy, and counseling services. The Department provides these services at no cost to families to anyone aged 3 to 22 who demonstrates a need for specially designed instruction, after an eligibility determination.
State Reportshttp://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/VisionForSuccess/SchoolDataAndReports/StateReportsState ReportsThe Department publishes a series of state-level reports on finance, student readiness, performance, special education, legislative requests and audits. The HIDOE Data Book (formerly the Superintendent's Annual Report) provides an overview of noteworthy indicators.
Librarians win awards for growing digital resources, school communitieshttp://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/VisionForSuccess/SuccessStories/TeachersAndPrincipals/Pages/slj.aspxLibrarians win awards for growing digital resources, school communitiesSchool Library Journal honored two public school librarians in Hawaii this year: Michelle Colte (Hale Kula El) and Denise Sumida (Pearl Harbor El). What do they have in common? Using technology to promote literacy and community, with a focus on student support and learning.
Strategic Plan Update: July 27, 2016http://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/VisionForSuccess/AdvancingEducation/StrategicPlan/Pages/072716.aspxStrategic Plan Update: July 27, 2016One in a series of email updates on the Strategic Plan review and extension process.
Strategic Plan update: May 16, 2016http://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/VisionForSuccess/AdvancingEducation/StrategicPlan/Pages/051616.aspxStrategic Plan update: May 16, 2016Third in a series of email updates on the DOE/BOE Strategic Plan review and extension process.
Hawaii a model for rest of the countryhttp://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ConnectWithUs/MediaRoom/PressReleases/Pages/Hawaii-a-model-for-rest-of-the-country.aspxHawaii a model for rest of the countryU.S. Department of Education monitoring report praises progress in Hawaii's public school system, from the implementation of high academic standards to supports provided to educators and students.
School Year 2012-13 results: Strive HIhttp://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/VisionForSuccess/AdvancingEducation/StriveHIPerformanceSystem/Pages/2012-13-results.aspxSchool Year 2012-13 results: Strive HIResults for the Department's school accountability and improvement system for School Year 2012-13, released August 2013. Strive HI is meant to be a diagnostic tool to strategically deploy resources and supports to schools; it is not a tool to rank schools.
Welcome back! from Supt. Kathryn Matayoshihttp://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ConnectWithUs/Organization/LeadershipProfilesAndStaff/Pages/2016-17-welcome-back.aspxWelcome back! from Supt. Kathryn MatayoshiAs school year 2016-17 gets under way, this letter is being sent home to parents and families with information about the Strategic Plan review and extension, which will help HIDOE build upon successes in schools and identify innovative solutions to support a high quality education for all students.
Strategic Plan Update, May 24, 2016http://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/VisionForSuccess/AdvancingEducation/StrategicPlan/Pages/052416.aspxStrategic Plan Update, May 24, 2016One in a series of updates about the Strategic Plan review and extension process.
Strategic Plan Update: Nov. 22, 2016http://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/VisionForSuccess/AdvancingEducation/StrategicPlan/Pages/112216.aspxStrategic Plan Update: Nov. 22, 2016One in a series of email updates on the Strategic Plan review and extension process.
Student-centered Strategic Plan approved by Boardhttp://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ConnectWithUs/MediaRoom/PressReleases/Pages/Strategic-Plan-approved.aspxStudent-centered Strategic Plan approved by BoardThe Hawaii State Board of Education voted unanimously to adopt the update and extension of the Strategic Plan with amendments. The plan will be used to guide the Department and its schools from 2017-20 with implementation starting next year.
Strategic Plan update: April 21, 2016http://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/VisionForSuccess/AdvancingEducation/StrategicPlan/Pages/042116.aspxStrategic Plan update: April 21, 2016First in a series of email updates on the Strategic Plan review and extension process.
Community partnerships with public schools thriving in Hawaiihttp://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/VisionForSuccess/SuccessStories/Partners/Pages/Community-Partnerships-Thrive.aspxCommunity partnerships with public schools thriving in HawaiiIn caring for our children, many have heard the saying, “It takes a village.” That saying holds true in public education, where community partners support Hawaii’s commitment to developing young minds through grants and projects that enrich the learning environment.
Strategic Plan Update: July 7, 2016http://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/VisionForSuccess/AdvancingEducation/StrategicPlan/Pages/070716.aspxStrategic Plan Update: July 7, 2016One in a series of email updates on the Strategic Plan review and extension process.
Strategic Plan Update: Sept. 26, 2016http://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/VisionForSuccess/AdvancingEducation/StrategicPlan/Pages/092616.aspxStrategic Plan Update: Sept. 26, 2016One in a series of email updates on the Strategic Plan review and extension process.
Hands-on learning flourishes under Farrington partnership with World Surf Leaguehttp://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/VisionForSuccess/SuccessStories/Students/Pages/Farrington-WSL-partnership.aspxHands-on learning flourishes under Farrington partnership with World Surf LeagueFarrington Engineering Academy students are gaining real-world experience and hands-on learning thanks to a productive partnership with the World Surf League. Students spent the past school year designing plans and model-sized versions of a merchandise trailer for the company.

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