2014-15 Strive HI System results

Links to key reports and the press release for Strive HI Performance System results for school year 2014-15.


On Oct. 20, 2015, the Department released the Strive HI Performance System results for School Year 2014-15, the third year under the improvement system. Key statewide findings:

  • This is a transitional year for the Strive HI System, and schools ​are maintaining recent gains. HIDOE has moved to the new Smarter Balanced Assessment (SBA). A basis for comparison will be established with the second administration of SBA in spring 2016. As planned and approved by the U.S. Department of Education in the first year of SBA, schools could move up in Strive HI Classification but no schools were moved down this year.
  • 20 schools improved significantly enough to move up out of the Focus Classification. To achieve this, they needed to (1) no longer have an Index score that placed them within the bottom 15% statewide, and/or (2) reduce their achievement gap by half.
  • 7 schools performed well enough to join 25 others in the top Classification (Recognition) by meeting criteria for high performance, high progress, or both.
  • 11th grade ACT scores moved three points higher. The two-year trend shows 14.7% more students met the state benchmark on the college readiness exam.
  • High school graduation rates and college-going rates remain steady as part of a long-term upward trend in college- and career-readiness that includes higher rates of college enrollment immediately after high school and lower college remediation rates.

2014-15 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.
  • Classification and Index Score: List of all Hawaii public schools with their Strive HI Index Score and classification for 2013, 2014 and 2015.
  • The Strive HI Master Data File: Spreadsheet​​​ with comprehensive data across all measures for each school (some data is suppressed to protect student privacy).
  • The Student Group Performance Reports, statewide and by school​, provide information about student group performance toward meeting math, reading, science, and retention or graduation rate targets. Groups include performance by race/ethnicity, ​economic disadvantage, English Language Learners, disability and more.
  • 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:
    • HIDOE 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.
    • View this guide​ to better understand the school-level reports.
  • Complex Area Data: Spreadsheet with performance data for the 15 Complex Areas (district level).


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