Strategic Plan Dynamic Report: 3rd Grade Literacy

Data about the K-12 public school system in Hawai‘i aligned with the 2017-2020 Strategic Plan, Goal 1: Student Success. Information presented annually to the Board of Education to track progress to targets and to review what is and isn't working. It is a public resource so all stakeholders may easily view how the public school system is doing across a range of key performance indicators. Here, 3rd grade literacy data.


Click the goals at right for performance metrics for each aligned with the 2017-2020 Strategic Plan.

Below, select an indicator to access data sets, starting with state-level baseline data for 2016-17, more recent performance in subsequent school years, and targets for 2020 as set forth in the Strategic PlanYou can then select Complex Areas and student subgroup categories to do a deeper dive on the data.

For business rules associated with these data sets, please refer to the Strive HI Technical Guide.

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Chronic Absenteeism

School Climate

Inclusion Rate

3rd Grade Literacy

9th Grade On-Track

Academic Achievement

Achievement Gap

High School Graduation

CTE Concentrators

College-Going Graduates

Goal 1


Goal 1Goal 2Goal 3


3rd Grade Literacy. Percentage of 3rd graders demonstrating reading of “At or Near” or “Above” grade-level expectation on Smarter Balanced Assessment.

Rationale: Reading at grade level by 3rd grade is a critical milestone of student success because literacy is a foundation for future learning. The PK-12 reading continuum can be thought of this way: Learn to read by 3rd grade to have the foundation to read to learn. Our focus has been to continue to ensure a solid core curriculum for all students, one that fully addresses the big ideas in reading, and to ensure that all students have the foundational reading skills they will need to be successful when tackling text of increasing complexity in upper grades.