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Strive HI appeals lead to slight changes in school, state results
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Strive HI appeals lead to slight changes in school, state results

The statewide reading and science proficiency rates improve slightly over previously reported figures, after adjustments were made to 12 schools' data, results and/or Index scores during the data review process.

News Release from Hawaii DoE 16-Sep-2014

​​​​​​​​​​HONOLULU — The Hawaii State Department of Education today released the final 2013-14 school year results of the Strive HI Performance System, after completing a monthlong appeals process for schools.

During the appeals window, 21 schools submitted requests regarding 123 specific records. Appeals for 65 percent of those records were approved.

As a result, changes were made to 12 schools' data, results and/or Index scores, and one of them, Waikiki Elementary, was reclassified as a Recognition school from Continuous Improvement.

The appeals results caused slight changes to some statewide indicators, including:

  • ​Science proficiency is up 7 points (instead of 6 points previously reported) to 41 percent.
  • Reading proficiency is down 2 points (instead of 3 points previously reported) to 70 percent.

The full Strive HI updated statewide snapshot can be found here​. A Strive HI presentation overview is available here​.

The appeals process is a standard procedure in the DOE's accountability system, including under the previous No Child Left Behind (NCLB) requirements that preceded Strive HI.

Launched in the 2012-13 school year, Strive HI replaced outdated aspects NCLB to better understand a school's performance and progress on multiple research-based indicators, including reading, math and science scores, achievement growth and gaps, chronic absenteeism, graduation rates, college readiness and enrollment.

Strive HI is a diagnostic tool designed to be more comprehensive than NCLB. It is a tool to support, not rank, schools. The federal government approved Hawaii's Strive HI system last year and extended approval through this year.

LINK: ​O​verview of 2013-14 results, with links to reports, spreadsheets and more.

About the DOE

The Hawaii State Department of Education is the ninth-largest U.S. school district and the only statewide educational system in the country. It is comprised of 255 schools and 34 charter schools, and serves more than 185,000 students. King Kamehameha III established Hawaii's public school system in 1840. The DOE is in the midst of a range of historic efforts to transform its public education system to ensure graduates succeed in college or careers. View our Milestones of Transformation.

Background: Chronic Absenteeism in Hawaii's public schools plummets 39 percent

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