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Hawaii schools make notable improvements in annual Strive HI performance system update

News Release from Hawaii DoE, 05-Oct-2016

2015-16 Strive HI Performance System results show progress in Statewide averages in several key metrics including: a three point increase in the number of schools meeting English Language Arts/Literacy standards, a one point increase meeting Mathematics standards and a two point increase meeting Science proficiency.

HONOLULU – The Hawaii State Department of Education (HIDOE) on Tuesday evening announced increases in the number of high performing public schools and public charter schools (PCS).  The 2015-16 Strive HI Performance System results show progress in Statewide averages in several key metrics including: a three point increase in the number of schools meeting English Language Arts/Literacy standards, a one point increase meeting Mathematics standards and a two point increase meeting Science proficiency.

"Since the adoption of our Strive HI accountability system three years ago to meet the needs of our students, schools continue to make strategic improvements toward positive growth in a number of areas," said Superintendent Kathryn Matayoshi.  "Combined with recent improvements in scores from Smarter Balanced assessments, ACT college preparation tests and Advanced Placement (AP) exams, we're seeing alignment and forward movement on all fronts. We will be taking a close look at our highest achieving schools and determine best practices that can be implemented in schools that need supports."

Launched in school year 2012-13, Strive HI is Hawaii's locally designed performance system that is a waiver from the federal No Child Left Behind (NCLB) law. Strive HI includes multiple measures of school performance, an important departure from NCLB which focused almost exclusively on reading and math test scores and imposed consequences for schools that fell short of proficiency targets which reached 100% in 2014.. Strive HI measures school performance and progress, and tailors supports and interventions for improvement. Its more expansive definition of school performance (along with meeting mathematics and English language arts/literacy standards) includes science proficiency, four- and five-year graduation rates, college enrollment, student achievement growth, chronic absenteeism, and more.

Strive HI information is presented to be accountable to the public, provide information for families and community, provide information to schools on progress and to inform planning, used by the Public Charter School Commission to determine whether schools are making progress required by their charter school performance contracts, and to meet reporting requirements for the U.S. Department of Education, State of Hawaii, and Board of Education.  Planning about the future of Strive HI is underway as part of the state's planning for the federal Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) which replaces both No Child Left Behind and the state's waiver from NCLB; ESSA requires full implementation including the provisions related to school accountability in the 2017-18 school year which begins on August 7, 2017 for HIDOE.

Click here to view the 2015-16 State Snapshot of Strive HI Indicators.

CLICK HERE for lists of top performers across indicators in the Strive HI System.  Results for schools with small student populations are suppressed to protect student privacy.

​Schools Meeting English Language Arts/Literacy Standards  --  Statewide: 51%

Schools Meeting Mathematics Standards  --  Statewide: 42%

Schools Meeting Science Standards  --  Statewide: 43%

Schools Chronic Absenteeism 

--  Statewide Elementary Rate: 12%

--  Statewide Middle/Intermediate Rate: 14%

--  High School Rate: 19%

11th Grade ACT Statewide: 39% — students who met state benchmark of 19 composite score

Graduation Rate (Four-Year Rate) Statewide: 82% — on-time graduation

Graduation Rate (Five-Year Rate) Statewide: 83% — on-time graduation

College-Going Rate Statewide: 62% — 16-month enrollment rate


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