General Learner Outcomes

The Department's General Learner Outcomes (GLOs) are the overarching goals of standards-based learning for all students in all grade levels.

​​​​Our learner outcomes

For many years, through changes in leadership, assessments and curricula, the General Learner Outcomes have been there. These are the over-arching goals of standards-based learning for all students in all grade levels. Our teachers rely upon rubrics built upon these to inform their assessment of students — going beyond academic achievement to ensure students become engaged, lifelong learners. They are:

  • Self-directed Learner (The ability to be responsible for one's own learning)
  • Community Contributor (The understanding that it is essential for human beings to work together)
  • Complex Thinker (The ability to demonstrate critical thinking and problem solving)
  • Quality Producer (The ability to recognize and produce quality performance and quality products)
  • Effective Communicator (The ability to communicate effectively)
  • Effective and Ethical User of Technology (The ability to use a variety of technologies effectively and ethically)

GLOs in o​ur schools

The outcomes are enshrined in:

  • ​The Strategic Plan [VIEW]​
  • Standards-based report cards for grades K-6 [VIEW​]

​Nā Hopena A‘o (HĀ)​​A framework of outcomes that reflects HIDOE’s core values and beliefs in action throughout the public educational system of Hawaii. HIDOE works together as a system that includes everyone in the broader community to develop the competencies that strengthen a sense of belonging, responsibility, excellence, aloha, total-well-being and Hawaii (“BREATH”) in ourselves, students and others.​


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