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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. An Implementation Plan is now available for review. This joint project of the Department of Education (DOE) and Board of Education (BOE) covers the years 2017-2020.
Support for Parentshttp://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ParentsAndStudents/SupportForParentsSupport for ParentsThe Department has developed parent support opportunities through its Community Children’s Councils (for special needs children) and its Student Support Branch (providing socio-emotional supports and training for staff in schools). Several nonprofit family service agencies in Hawaii also provide needed outreach to low-income families.
Special Needshttp://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ParentsAndStudents/SupportForStudents/SpecialNeedsSpecial NeedsIt is the Department’s expectation that all students are supported so they may succeed socially, emotionally, academically and physically to meet the challenges of their school community, and ultimately contribute to the full realization of Goal 1 of our Strategic Plan — Student Success.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 Superintendent's Annual Report provides an overview of noteworthy indicators.
School Year 2013-14 results: Strive HIhttp://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/VisionForSuccess/AdvancingEducation/StriveHIPerformanceSystem/Pages/2013-14-results.aspxSchool Year 2013-14 results: Strive HIResults for the Department's school accountability and improvement system for School Year 2013-14, released August 2014. 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.
2014-15 Strive HI System resultshttp://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/VisionForSuccess/AdvancingEducation/StriveHIPerformanceSystem/Pages/2014-15-results.aspx2014-15 Strive HI System resultsLinks to key reports and the press release for Strive HI Performance System results for school year 2014-15.
Public and Charter school enrollment remains steady with increases in most gradeshttp://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ConnectWithUs/MediaRoom/PressReleases/Pages/HIDOEEnrollment1617.aspxPublic and Charter school enrollment remains steady with increases in most gradesHawaii’s 256 public and 34 charter schools saw enrollment dip slightly for a total of 179,902 students for the 2016-17 school year. The greatest enrollment changes were in first and second grades as public schools are still seeing an impact due to the change to the Kindergarten entry age.
2015-16 Strive HI System resultshttp://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/VisionForSuccess/AdvancingEducation/StriveHIPerformanceSystem/Pages/2015-16-results.aspx2015-16 Strive HI System resultsLinks to key reports and the press release for Strive HI Performance System results for school year 2015-16. This is a transitional year as we move into a new performance system under the federal Every Student Succeeds Act; there is no Index Score or Classification for schools this year.
2016-17 Strive HI System resultshttp://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/VisionForSuccess/AdvancingEducation/StriveHIPerformanceSystem/Pages/2016-17-results.aspx2016-17 Strive HI System resultsLinks to key reports and the press release for Strive HI Performance System results for school year 2016-17, showing how our schools are doing across a range of measurements. Hawai'i's accountability system has been updated to align with the state's 2017-2020 Strategic Plan, as well as new requirements under federal law, the Every Student Succeeds Act.
Pauoa Elementary: The little school that didhttp://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/VisionForSuccess/SuccessStories/Schools/Pages/StriveHI17-Pauoa.aspxPauoa Elementary: The little school that didThis small Title I school is at the epicenter of an academic earthquake. With high achievement results in language arts, mathematics and science, and a low achievement gap between students with high-needs and their peers, more students are getting what they need to learn at the highest levels at this school. Here's what they're doing.
Legislative reportshttp://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/VisionForSuccess/SchoolDataAndReports/StateReports/Pages/Legislative-reports.aspxLegislative reportsThe Department annually produces reports on the education-related bills and resolutions passed in the regular session from the previous year in the Hawaii State Legislature. Annual reports additionally requested by the Legislature are also produced. Archived reports can be accessed via links at the bottom of this page.
Parent Projecthttp://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ParentsAndStudents/SupportForParents/Pages/ParentProject.aspxParent ProjectParents dealing with challenging behavior from their children may want to enroll with this program, with solutions for problems including failing grades, suspensions, drug use and more.
Community Children's Councilshttp://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ParentsAndStudents/SupportForParents/Pages/CCC.aspxCommunity Children's CouncilsThe Community Children’s Councils serve children and families including those with disabilities and mental health needs through collaborative partnerships. Fully supported collaborative partnerships require equal participation and shared responsibilities of families, local providers, community stakeholders and representatives.
What are test accommodations?http://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/TeachingAndLearning/Testing/Pages/test-accommodations.aspxWhat are test accommodations?A short overview of how modifications are made to assessments to meet various student needs, while balancing fairness to all. Accurate measurement based on the appropriate use of accommodations is important to educators who want a precise picture of what students know and can do.
Individualized Education Programhttp://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/TeachingAndLearning/SpecializedPrograms/SpecialEducation/Pages/IEP.aspxIndividualized Education ProgramAn Individualized Education Program (IEP) is a written statement about the educational program for a child with a disability. It serves as a management tool used to ensure that the child receives the needed special education and related services. It also serves as an evaluation device when used to determine the extent of the child's progress toward accomplishing projected goals.
Special Education Performance Reporthttp://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/VisionForSuccess/SchoolDataAndReports/StateReports/Pages/Special-Education-Performance-Report.aspxSpecial Education Performance ReportThe Department's Special Education Performance Report encompasses the state's Performance Plan (in accordance with Public Law 108-446) and the Part B Annual Performance Report, which is delivered to the Secretary of the U.S. Department of Education. All components of this report must be made available to the public.
Rights relating to Section 504 and Special Educationhttp://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/TeachingAndLearning/SpecializedPrograms/SpecialEducation/Pages/Rights.aspxRights relating to Section 504 and Special EducationThe Department wants you to know about your rights under Section 504 and Special Education. Please review.
Our special ed priority: Hire more teachers, raise bar for allhttp://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/TeachingAndLearning/SpecializedPrograms/SpecialEducation/Pages/mulcahy.aspxOur special ed priority: Hire more teachers, raise bar for allSuzanne Mulcahy, new assistant superintendent of the Office of Curriculum, Instruction and Student Support at HIDOE, is optimistic about raising educational outcomes for all students. She has 15 years’ experience in the classroom teaching regular and special education at the elementary and intermediate school levels. This piece originally ran in the Honolulu Star-Advertiser.
Archive: Legislative Reports, 2017http://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/VisionForSuccess/SchoolDataAndReports/StateReports/Pages/Lege-2017.aspxArchive: Legislative Reports, 2017Archived reports for the Hawaii State Legislature, delivered prior to and during the 2017 Legislative Session.
More Hawaii schools make notable gains; join the ranks of the high performershttp://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ConnectWithUs/MediaRoom/PressReleases/Pages/strive-hi-2014-15.aspxMore Hawaii schools make notable gains; join the ranks of the high performersThe Strive HI Performance System provides data to schools and offices to customize supports and interventions where schools need them most. The annual reports provide a snapshot of how schools are doing in achievement, growth, readiness and reducing the achievement gap.
Archive: Legislative Reports, 2016http://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/VisionForSuccess/SchoolDataAndReports/StateReports/Pages/Lege-2016.aspxArchive: Legislative Reports, 2016Archived reports for the Hawaii State Legislature, delivered prior to and during the 2016 Legislative Session.
Strive HI Profile: Noelani Elementaryhttp://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/VisionForSuccess/SuccessStories/Schools/Pages/Strive-HI-Noelani.aspxStrive HI Profile: Noelani ElementaryOne in an occasional series spotlighting the Department's Recognition schools for 2013-14 in the Strive HI Performance System, and getting the principal's insight into what they're doing right. What makes a great school tick? Read on!
Parents encouraged to provide feedback on their child’s public schoolhttp://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ConnectWithUs/MediaRoom/PressReleases/Pages/SQS.aspxParents encouraged to provide feedback on their child’s public schoolHIDOE begins its annual School Quality Survey (SQS) this week to gather important feedback from students, parents/guardians and staff about our public schools. The deadline to complete and return the SQS is March 15, 2016.
DOE reports on school year and instructional timehttp://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ConnectWithUs/MediaRoom/PressReleases/Pages/DOE-reports-on-school-year-and-instructional-time.aspxDOE reports on school year and instructional timeHONOLULU – The Hawaii State Department of Education (DOE) this afternoon provided its 2014 report on School Year and Instructional Time before a joint legislative education committee hearing.
Authority for Special Educationhttp://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/TeachingAndLearning/SpecializedPrograms/SpecialEducation/Pages/authority.aspxAuthority for Special EducationAn overview of the Department's responsibilities relating to Special Education.
Department announces 2017-18 enrollment figures for public and charter schoolshttp://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ConnectWithUs/MediaRoom/PressReleases/Pages/2017-18-enrollment.aspxDepartment announces 2017-18 enrollment figures for public and charter schoolsHawaii’s public and charter schools saw a slight decrease in enrollment for a total of 179,255 for school year 2017-18 compared to 179,902 last year. This year, HIDOE schools enrolled 168,095 students and charter schools saw an increase of enrollment with 11,160 students.
Maui complex opens specialized education centerhttp://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ConnectWithUs/MediaRoom/PressReleases/Pages/Maui-complex-opens-specialized-education-center.aspxMaui complex opens specialized education centerPo'okela Maui celebrated its opening today. The center will serve the Baldwin-Kekaulike-Maui Complex, and will assist students who have significant behavioral challenges with adjusting to a classroom environment. Po'okela Maui's focused programming and strategic environment will help students safely and solidly build these skills.
The Kapa‘a Way delivershttp://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/VisionForSuccess/SuccessStories/Schools/Pages/Strive-HI-Kapaa.aspxThe Kapa‘a Way deliversPrincipal Daniel Hamada started leading Kapa‘a High in 2010-11, and right out of the gate faced some big challenges, particularly with his freshmen. He put in place a student learning pipeline and supports structure known as The Kapa‘a Way, and encouraged his educators to lead in curriculum and instruction. The effort resulted in a major turnaround for the school. First in a series profiling Strive HI System success stories.
Parents asked to provide feedback on their child’s public schoolhttp://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ConnectWithUs/MediaRoom/PressReleases/Pages/School-Quality-Survey.aspxParents asked to provide feedback on their child’s public schoolHIDOE begins its annual School Quality Survey (SQS) this week to gather important feedback from students, parents/guardians and staff about our public schools. The deadline to complete and return the SQS is March 17, 2017. All responses will remain anonymous.
Strive HI — Aug. 2014http://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/VisionForSuccess/Newsletters/StriveHiNewsletter/Pages/August-2014.aspxStrive HI — Aug. 2014Roundup of news stories from around Hawaii's public schools: Strive HI Performance System results, teacher effectiveness ratings released, Year 1 results of the Access Learning pilot, rewarding data champions, new student member of the BOE welcomed.
Strive HI — November 2014http://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/VisionForSuccess/Newsletters/StriveHiNewsletter/Pages/November-2014.aspxStrive HI — November 2014Achievement news from around our schools and districts. Stories in this edition include: 2015 Hawaii State Teacher of the Year named, and district teachers honored; enrollment count rises in most grades, mental health initiatives funded, new leader of facilities office, schools respond to the Puna lava flow.

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