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2017-18 Strive HI System results


Links to key documents and the press release for Strive HI Performance System results for school year 2017-18, showing how our schools are doing across a range of measurements. Hawai'i's accountability system is aligned with the state's 2017-2020 Strategic Plan as well as federal law under the Every Student Succeeds Act.


On Sept. 20, 2018, the Department released Strive HI Performance System results ​for School Year 2017-18, the sixth year under the state-designed school improvement and accountability system, and the second aligned to the 2017-20 Strategic Plan and new requirements of federal law. Results were presented to the Board of Education​ that day. An explanatory overview of the measures and indicators can be seen in this factsheet. Key statewide results for 2017-18:​​

  • Smarter Balanced Assessment scores in language arts/literacy showed gains in all grade levels tested (grades 3-8 and 11). Statewide, language arts/literacy scores are up 4 points over the year prior (to 55%).
    • More students are gaining essential literacy skills by the 3rd and 8th grades. Third graders reading near, at or on grade level is up 8 points over the year prior (to 73%); for 8th graders, the number is up 6 points (to 73%).
  • Smarter Balanced Assessment scores in Math increased in 4 of 7 grades tested (grades 3, 5, 6 and 11). These increasing scores are promising as more elementary students are entering the middle grades better prepared.
  • Continuing a strong readiness trend, more students are completing Career & Technical Education programs by the 12th grade — up 6 points over the year prior (to 48%).

Click the image below to view the Strive HI Statewide Snapshot, or click here.

2017-18 Reports

  • The Statewide Snapshot:* A one-page summary of statewide student and school performance on metrics across grade spans as well as those that are specific to elementary, middle and high schools.
  • The Strive HI Master Data File:* Spreadsheet​​​ with comprehensive data across all measures for each school (some data are suppressed to protect student privacy at schools with small populations).
  • The Strive HI Technical Report: provides detail on how the measures are calculated​.
  • School Performance Reports:* Each school's report provides a snapshot of key indicators. You can use the Report Finder​ to search for reports by school and school year, or:
    • Public Schools: Use the School Finder tool to find the school page you're looking for. Each school page has a link to its performance report. (To better understand how to read these reports, please view this sample annotated report.) For a small number of schools, details from these reports are not publicly available because of the small student population; data are suppressed to protect student privacy.
    • Charter Schools: Reports are available on the Charter Schools' page.​​​

* These documents were updated on Feb. 19, 2019, to update an on-track indicator for English Language Proficiency which impacted about 230 schools.

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