Strive HI Overview

The Strive HI Performance System, approved by the U.S. Department of Education in May 2013, replaces the federal No Child Left Behind law with a system better designed to meet the needs of Hawaii’s students, educators and schools.

​​System components

The Strive HI Performance System has three key components:

  • Goals and Annual Targets: The Department has updated annual goals for English Language Arts/Literacy (ELA), math, science, and targets for the graduation rate through School Year (SY) 2017-18. They are aligned to the State Strategic Plan, ambitious to reflect our belief that all students can achieve college- and career-readiness, and customized for each school complex to provide them with challenging but attainable targets that reflect their current performance.
  • The Strive HI Index: The Strive HI Index will use multiple measures of achievement, growth, readiness and achievement gaps to understand schools’ performance and progress and differentiate schools based on their individuals needs for reward, support and intervention. The Index will consider the performance of all students as well as performance gaps between two new student subgroups: “High-Needs Students” and “Non-High Needs Students.”
  • The Strive HI Steps:​ Based on the Index score, schools are placed on one of 5 Steps — Recognition, Continuous Improvement, Focus, Priority and Superintendent’s Zone — as they strive for continuous improvement. The state’s highest-performing schools will receive recognition, financial awards and administrative flexibility to sustain their success. Low-performing schools will receive customized supports based on the lessons learned from Hawaii’s successful school turnarounds.
Strategic Plan 2017-2020

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