Updates for 2016-17
- The Board has approved changes to its policy on teacher evaluations based upon feedback from the HSTA-HIDOE Joint Committee [VIEW]
About the EES
To help students succeed in college and careers, it is imperative that the Hawaii State Department of Education (HIDOE) support our educators to become highly effective in their schools and classrooms. This means that administrators and teachers need feedback, coaching and data that inform them about how to improve their practice and make an impact. We are holding ourselves accountable at all levels of the organization for providing support and getting results for students. Please watch this video for a detailed overview.
In accordance with Board of Education Policy 2055, the EES is centered on two equally weighted categories –
Teacher Practice and
Student Learning and Growth. Within those two categories, teachers receive feedback, support, and evaluation on four components:
Classroom Observations, using the Charlotte Danielson Framework for Teaching for classroom teachers, or
Working Portfolios for non-classroom teachers;
Core Professionalism, using the
Tripod Student Survey and Charlotte Danielson Framework for Teaching;
Student Growth, using Student Growth Percentiles (SGP) from the
Hawaii Growth Model;
Student Learning Objectives (SLOs) / School-System Improvement Objectives (SSIO), focusing on learning goals aligned with the Hawaii Common Core and integrating the data team process to monitor student progress.
The weight of these measures in evaluating classroom and non-classroom teachers can be seen in the graphic above. Based on their scores in each of these categories, educators receive an overall rating of:
- Highly Effective
All teachers who have an overall rating of Effective or Highly Effective are eligible for pay increases the following year. Questions relating to the teacher contract and pay should be directed to the
Hawaii State Teachers Association. You can also view the Teachers' Salary Schedule posted to the Working in Hawaii page of this website.
Since the beginning of the pilot in 2011-12 Hawaii educators have had a significant voice in revising the EES.
The feedback has come in a variety of forms including survey responses and in-person conversations with
teachers, administrators, and union officials. Continuous improvement has been based on feedback received from
various stakeholder groups (see below), Complex Area Superintendents and their EES support staff, and the HSTA-HIDOE
Joint Survey (see April 2015 and April 2014 results).
Teacher Leader Workgroup (TLW): Since 2010, the Teacher Leader Workgroup has met regularly to inform EES design and implementation. It includes more than 100 people from all 15 complex areas, and has five subcommittees focused on Non-Classroom Teachers (NCT); Student Learning Objectives (SLO); Student Growth Percentile (SGP); Classroom Observations/Core Professionalism; and Student Survey.
HSTA-HIDOE Joint Committee: Reviews the EES for continuous improvement of design and implementation. Per the Collective Bargaining Agreement, the HSTA-HIDOE Joint Committee consists of four HSTA and four Department members and provides formal recommendations to the Superintendent.
EES Technical Advisory Group (TAG): The TAG is comprised of national, regional, and local experts and provides recommendations on how to define technical to ensure EES fairly assesses the effectiveness of educators. Based on a review of existing HIDOE policies and practices, data, and other state and district policies and practices, the TAG provides recommendations to the Joint Committee on possible EES design modifications.
Principal Roundtable: Twenty-six principals, including all members of the Hawaii Government Employees Association (HGEA) Unit 6 Board of Directors, and 14 additional sitting principals from four major islands, representing a diverse mix of schools and principal experience, are named to the Roundtable and advise the Deputy Superintendent on school policy matters.
Teachers and administrators have access to the following to assist them with the EES process:
- EES on the HIDOE Intranet — [GO TO SITE] Login required.
The Intranet is an internal website for HIDOE staff. It includes a site devoted to the EES that connects users to
videos, presentations, reference documents, Frequently Asked Questions and other communications
- PDE3 — [GO TO SITE] Login required.
PDE3 is a platform for
transparent documentation between teachers and evaluators for the EES, as well as a platform to search for
professional development opportunities.
- EES Help Desk
The EES Help Desk will provide callers with knowledge, awareness, and understanding of the EES
components. In addition, the Help Desk documents caller feedback to improve overall EES training and
- Phone Number: 808-586-4072
Hours of Operation: 7:30 am - 3:30 pm
Days: Monday-Friday, except state and federal holidays and the winter break period