Student Testing

New assessment scores show promise for public school achievement

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


Our assessments are designed to measure progress, and to ensure students are on path toward college and career readiness. Exams: (1) English Language Arts/Literacy and Mathematics, Smarter Balanced Assessments, grades 3-8 and 11; (2) Science, Hawaii State Assessments, grades 4, 8 and high school (Biology I); (3) ACT, grade 11. A sample of students in grades 4 and 8 also take the National Assessment of Educational Progress every other year.



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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