Phase I Community Input Report
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Findings from the Spring 2016 community outreach effort provided much common ground for community-based definitions of student success. Students are:
- Giving back to the community, environment, and world.
- Discovering and pursuing their passions so they can reach their full potential.
- Demonstrating strong academic and soft skills, and showing an ability to think critically, solve problems, and apply knowledge to new situations or contexts.
- Being prepared for life after high school, including setting clear goals and developing short- and long-term engagement in learning.
- Exhibiting strength, confidence, and resilience in their everyday lives, and being generally healthy and happy.
- Gaining strong cultural understanding and appreciation for Hawai‘i.
Community input shaping the 2016 review & extension
The DOE and BOE are embarking on a review and extension of the Strategic Plan. To better realize the plan's three goals that are foundational to quality education, we will work with the community to understand progress, challenges and lessons learned during the past five years, and take advantage of opportunities to develop new strategies to support student success.
During the past five years, the Strategic Plan has enabled progress: chronic absenteeism has dropped, students are taking more challenging courses (Advanced Placement, Early College), and college enrollment is up. But we need to graduate more students, and too few of our students with high needs are achieving at high levels.
Learn more about the plan and outreach effort here. Thank you for your participation and guidance in this effort to support quality education for all students. You can sign up for email updates from the Strategic Plan team here.
MORE INFORMATION, RESOURCES
DOE teams are collecting input via public comment at
BOE meetings, and targeted meetings with stakeholder groups in two phases:
PHASE I - SPRING 2016
via online survey (1,429 responses)
at 108 diverse focus groups with an estimated 1,201 participants conducted around the state (see map).
Pictured: Feedback gathered at the final 2016 Hawaii State Student Council meeting
View Phase I Community Outreach report:
PHASE II - BOE COMMUNITY MEETINGS, AUG & SEPT
- Stakeholders worked in teams to refine, rework or reject strategies designed to support draft objectives for student success culled from the Phase I outreach, and offer suggestions for what's working or what we need to achieve them. View list of meetings with links to Facebook galleries.
Student success is at the center of this effort, so student voice is crucial. The DOE teamed with Oceanit and Adult Friends for Youth on a design thinking exercise to deep dive into how students would design schools:
April-June: Statewide focus groups, interviews, online survey, and broad community input to define student success and how to support it.
June-August: Synthesize feedback for comprehensive report, draft of key concepts. (Print Report |
community meetings to gather input on objectives and strategies to ensure they support the updated definition of student success, survey to gather input on the same for staff success and successful systems of support.
October: Draft of Strategic Plan presented to Board, public comment period begins.
November: Summary of public comments, alignment within planning and policy (see above).
December: Present final plan to Board of Education.
What does high quality education look like? What is student success, and how can we support that? We're asking students, teachers, and stakeholders as we update the state's Strategic Plan. Visit the community conversation blog at hiqualityed.tumblr.com and join the conversation at
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In the news
Hawaii News Now: DOE/BOE seek input about strategic education plan [VIEW]
KHON: Department of Education asks for public input to improve schools [VIEW]
Civil Beat: All voices matter in defining student success in Hawaii [VIEW]
Hawaii News Now: Local Connection, with Asst. Supt. Tammi Chun [VIEW]
Hawaii Public Radio, The Conversation (starts at 29:13) [LISTEN]
Education Week, Teacher Blog: Placing students and families in the conversation [VIEW]
About the plan
As the state's guide that catalyzes success in the Department, the Strategic Plan focuses on three goals:
Student Success: All students demonstrate they are on a path toward success in college, career and citizenship.
Staff Success: The Department has a high-performing culture where employees have the training, support and professional development to contribute effectively to student success.
Successful Systems of Support: The system and culture of the Department work to effectively organize financial, human, and community resources in support of student success.
The Board of Education monitors the Department's progress on the measures of the plan through its aligned committees (Student Achievement, Human Resources, Finance and Infrastructure) to increase accountability and efficiency. The plan is put into action statewide through the 6 Priority Strategies.
6 Priority Strategies
To operationalize the Strategic Plan across state offices, districts and schools, the Department crafted the 6 Priority Strategies to establish a framework, allowing the delivery of targeted staffing and other supports to Complex Areas and schools. They are:
Academic Review Teams: Charged with planning, doing, checking (monitoring), and taking action (next steps) for strategic projects and initiatives, with regular routines in place that facilitate dialogue and action around student outcomes aligned with the Strategic Plan. These routines are focused on achieving measurable success.
Common Core: A set of clear and relevant learning standards in mathematics and English Language Arts to prepare students for college, career and community success. Hawaii Common Core empowers students to think critically and apply their knowledge to real-world scenarios.
Comprehensive Student Support System: Implementing a proactive student behavior support system that enables students to reach their full potential, with a focus on personalized classroom climate and instruction, family/community networks, crisis assistance and a formalized Response to Intervention — screening, progress monitoring, data-driven decision making and deployment of supports.
Formative Instruction/Data Teams: Teachers collaborate to share ideas regarding student performance to improve instruction and increase achievement. Schools provide supports and tools to enable this environment.
Educator Effectiveness: Teachers will receive feedback, support, and evaluation on four components: student growth, student learning objectives, a student survey, and classroom observations conducted by trained evaluators.
Induction & Mentoring: Establishing a formal system of identifying and cultivating mentors who can assist new teachers, providing professional development and training for each, and establishing a framework of support for teachers in their first three years of practice.
As part of the Board's monitoring of HIDOE in measuring its effectiveness in meeting Strategic Plan objectives, HIDOE would regularly provide updates via scorecards aligned to the plan's primary goals. Indicators will likely change after the review and extension process (above) is finished. A final scorecard will be issued in the fall to measure results for the 2015-16 school year based on the plan's existing indicators. Posted here are the most recent scorecards released.