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ERIC Number: ED529315
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2012-Jan-20
Pages: 85
Abstractor: ERIC
Race to the Top. Hawaii. State-Reported APR: Year One
US Department of Education
This paper describes Hawaii's progress in implementing a comprehensive and coherent approach to education reform from the time of application through June 30, 2011. In particular, it highlights key accomplishments over the reporting period in the four reform areas: standards and assessments, data systems to support instruction, great teachers and leaders, and turning around lowest-achieving schools. This past year, Hawaii embarked upon a whole system transformation effort with more clearly articulated roles and responsibilities across the central office, complex area and schools. Catalyzed by the Race to the Top award (RTTT), the Hawaii State Department of Education (HIDOE) has begun to advance a set of comprehensive reforms across four major strands of work: standards and assessments, human resource management, data systems, and turning around persistently underperforming schools. Meeting the aggressive performance goals demands the entire state rally around this agenda, which is why the state has also solidified cooperative partnerships that better align its actions vertically from Pre-Kindergarten to institutions of higher learning and horizontally across the K-12 system. Early results of the 2011 Hawaii State Assessment are in: the percentage of students scoring proficient or above on the Mathematics exam rose from 48% to 54%, while English Language Arts performance held steady at 66%. At the same time, the achievement gap between elementary-age Native Hawaiian students and their statewide peers in ELA was reduced from 12% to just over 9% in the past school year. [For "Race to the Top. Hawaii Report. Year 1: School Year 2010-2011. [State-Specific Summary Report]," see ED529316. For "Race to the Top Annual Performance Report," see ED529267.]
US Department of Education. Available from: ED Pubs. P.O. Box 1398, Jessup, MD 20794-1398. Tel: 877-433-7827; Fax: 301-470-1244; Web site:
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education; Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Department of Education (ED)
Identifiers - Location: Hawaii
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: American Recovery and Reinvestment Act 2009; Race to the Top
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: National Assessment of Educational Progress