Strategic Plan

Student achievement is at the core of the Hawaii State Department and Board of Education Strategic Plan, which sets targets for multiple progress indicators that we can all monitor through 2018.

​​​​​​​​​​The Strategic Plan

​​​​​As the guide that catalyzes reform in the Department, our Strategic Plan focuses on three main goals: Student Success, Staff Success and Successful Systems of Support. The Board of Education monitors the Department's progress through its aligned committees (Student Achievement, Human Resources, Finance and Infrastructure) to increase both accountability and efficiency.

​The Department provides a scorecard​ offering a snapshot of progress being made toward strategic targets in key areas such as attendance, discipline, achievement gains, staff development, and parent and community satisfaction to allow the public to follow our progress on these measures.

The 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.

6 Priority Strategies

It's nice to have goals. But without a plan of execution, goals remain just that. The Department has crafted its 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. Learn more.
  • 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. Learn more.
  • 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. Learn more.
  • 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. Learn more.

Contact Information

Communications & Community Affairs Office

Phone: 808-586-3232


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