Student Testing

New assessment scores show promise for public school achievement

Hawaii’s students continue to make progress toward college and career readiness.


The Department administers a series of assessments designed to measure student progress, and to ensure students are on path toward college and career readiness. Required exams: (1) Smarter Balanced (grades 3-8 & 11); (2) Hawaii State Science Assessments (grades 4 & 8); (3) ACT Aspire Assessment (grade 8) and the ACT (grade 11); and Biology I End of Course Exam.



Smarter Balancedhttp://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/TeachingAndLearning/Testing/StateAssessmentSmarter BalancedLearn about our statewide assessment system in English Language Arts/Literacy and Math.
ACThttp://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/TeachingAndLearning/Testing/ActACTThe ACT College & Career Readiness System helps measure a signature goal for students.
Advanced Placementhttp://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/TeachingAndLearning/Testing/AdvancedPlacementAdvanced PlacementStudents can earn college credit by receiving a passing score on these optional exams.
Other Assessmentshttp://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/TeachingAndLearning/Testing/OAOther AssessmentsEnd-of-Course Exams, Hawaii State Assessment (HSA) in Science, HSA-Alt, NAEP.

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