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ERIC Number: ED539237
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2013-Feb-1
Pages: 23
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: N/A
Race to the Top. Hawaii Report. Year 2: School Year 2011-2012. [State-Specific Summary Report]
US Department of Education
This State-specific summary report serves as an assessment of Hawaii's Year 2 Race to the Top implementation, highlighting successes and accomplishments, identifying challenges, and providing lessons learned from implementation from approximately September 2011 through September 2012. During Year 2, Hawaii worked to revise its Race to the Top plan to align with approved amendments and accelerate its forward trajectory in response to the Department placing the State's grant on high-risk status. The Hawaii Department of Education (HIDOE) central office reorganized in January 2012, drafted a new Strategic Plan, and revised program-specific communications plans. In March 2012, HIDOE began planning and training to establish Academic Review Teams (ARTs) in each Complex Area and school for SY 2012-2013. While the State took several steps in the right direction following its designation as a high-risk grantee, Hawaii continues to face challenges and delays. HIDOE developed a new strategic plan, which delayed the creation of metrics to measure progress against the Race to the Top plan and the strategic plan at the State, Complex Area, and school levels. In addition, after a one-year delay, the State is only in the beginning phases of creating systematic structures and processes to gather information about implementation from schools and Complex Areas. Now called Academic Review Teams (ARTs), these structures have additional importance in the Zones of School Innovation (ZSI) where HIDOE is piloting many new strategies. In Year 3, Hawaii will make routine new performance management and monitoring processes, as well as changes to its communications plan. The State will continue its transition to the Common Core State Standards (CCSS) by vetting curricular materials to inform statewide purchases, providing job-embedded professional development for all teachers, and monitoring CCSS implementation using new tools. The State will also pilot a new principal evaluation system. Finally, under a one-year supplemental agreement, students in the ZSI will benefit from extended learning time and educators will have additional professional development days. A glossary is included. (Contains 7 footnotes.) [For "Race to the Top. Hawaii Report. Year 1: School Year 2010-2011. [State-Specific Summary Report]," see ED529316.]
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