School Year 2013-14 results: Strive HI

Results for the Department's school accountability and improvement system for School Year 2013-14, released August 2014. Strive HI is meant to be a diagnostic tool to strategically deploy resources and supports to schools; it is not a tool to rank schools.

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In August 2014, the Department released the Strive HI Performance System Results for School Year 2013-14, the second year under the new accountability and improvement system. Key statewide findings:

  • Chronic Absenteeism in Hawaii's public schools plummeted 39 percent. This significant improvement means the prospect for future success improved for more than 5,500 students statewide — reducing chronic absenteeism has been shown to improve outcomes for grades, proficiency, graduation and college-going rates, even when factoring for challenges such as poverty and disability.
  • Science proficiency rose to 41 percent from 34 percent.*
  • Slight declines in reading and math proficiency were anticipated as a new baseline is set. The Department has transitioned to new standards, and is transitioning to a new aligned assessment, Smarter Balanced​. Reading proficiency declined to 70* from 72 percent, math declined to 59 from 60 percent.
  • College- and career-readiness indicators are steady as part of a long-term upward trend. The graduation rate is 82 percent, and the college-going rate is 63 percent.
  • Increased resources and interventions for Focus schools is paying off — 21 of 31 schools showed higher Index scores, with an average improvement of 47 points.

* — updated following appeals process that concluded Sept. 2014.​

2013-14 Reports

  • The Statewide Snapshot: A one-page summary​ of statewide student performance on the Strive HI Performance Index metrics of proficiency (in math, reading and science), student growth (in reading and math), readiness (chronic absenteeism, ACT scores, graduation rates and college going rates) and achievement gap.
  • The School Classification List: Spreadsheet of all Hawaii public schools with their Strive HI Index Score and classification; indicates whether school is Title I designated and if broader data are suppressed to protect student privacy.
  • The Strive HI Master Data File: Spreadsheet​​​ with comprehensive data for each school (some data is suppressed to protect student privacy).
  • School Results: SY13-14 vs. SY14-15: Shows the score and step​ for each school last year and this year.
  • The Student Group Performance Reports, statewide and by school, provide information about student group performance meeting math, reading, science, and retention or graduation rate targets. Groups include performance by race/ethnicity, ​English Language Learners, disability and more. Reports can be viewed on the ARCH​ data website​.
  • School Performance Report: Each school has a one-page document that provides a snapshot of key indicators and demonstrates how each school's results were converted into the 400-point Strive HI Index, and then into the Strive HI Steps. To find these reports:
    • DOE Schools: Use the School Finder tool to find the school you're looking for. Each school has a link to its performance report, as well as a link to the report overview (a step-by-step guide on how to read the 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.
  • Complex Area Performance Reports: Performance data for the 15 Complex Areas (district level).


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