Hawaii P-20 produces the annual College & Career Readiness Indicators (CCRI) report that examines how our high schools are doing with graduation rates, proficiency, college attendance, and remediation.
Two-year trend data for the Class of 2015 (report released
March 2016) show:
- Statewide college-going rate at 56 percent, up two points
- Early College enrollment (dual credits coursework in high school) up 4 points statewide, from 6 to 10 percent. [Click to view UH profile on Early College program growth.]
- Remediation down 4 points in math and 6 points in English.
2005-2015: Hawaii is outpacing states in NAEP proficiency gains over 10 years. [VIEW]
The National Assessment for Educational Progress (NAEP) is the only common test of 4th and 8th graders in every state; it's known as the Nation's Report Card. In this biannual assessment of reading and mathematics, Hawaii's 10-year gains are among the best in the nation.
Math 4th grade: +8 points, 4th in nation (tied)
Math 8th grade: +14 points, 2nd in nation
Reading 4th grade: +6 points, 6th in nation (tied)
Reading 8th grade: +9 points, 1st in nation (tied)
2013: Hawaii’s fourth-graders surpassed the national average in math.
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2015: Hawaii's 10-year trajectory of improvement is cited as evidence of the state's reform success.
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Expectation of College:
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Pivoting a large education system such as Hawaii's into a continuous cycle of improvement depends on many factors, including leadership and relationships. These were cited as reasons for the impressive growth track of Hawaii in the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation's report, "Laggards to Leaders: How Three States Found Their Way Forward," released December 2015.
In 2017, Hawaii earned the national Newman Award for State Innovation for its efforts to pivot its accountability system toward college & career readiness, implementing a statewide longitudinal data system, and investing in data literacy. LEARN MORE »
Praise from our monitors
- In what was the first visit by a U.S. Secretary of Education to Hawaii in nearly 20 years,
Secretary Arne Duncan toured two schools and touted Hawaii’s progress. “The only way you get better is to challenge the status quo. The only way to accelerate the rate of change is to do something different. The progress has been extraordinary. Hawaii, by any objective measure, is one of the fastest improving states in the nation.”
- The latest
USDOE monitoring report confirms Hawaii has made significant progress as a result of its systemic reforms. The Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) Flexibility Monitoring Report included USDOE's highest rating across all measurements.
- At its March 17, 2015 meeting, the Board of Education issued a
resolution recognizing the employees of the Department and the support of stakeholders in achieving the positive results of the ESEA Monitoring Report.