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DOE Launches New Online Tool, Provides Insight on Progress

November 10, 2017, 10:30 AM HST
* Updated November 9, 3:20 PM
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The Hawaiʻi State Department of Education (HIDOE) announced the launch of its Strategic Plan Dynamic Report at the Hawaiʻi State Board of Education (BOE) meeting, in an effort to make performance data easily available to the public.

The new online resource allows the public to view data across performance indicators identified in the 2017 to 2020 Strategic Plan.

Data for Goal 1 indicators are now available on the department’s website. Photo Credit: Department of Education

“The Strategic Plan Dynamic Report is an important tool that provides our schools and the community with easier access to performance data and transforms it into a visual presentation that’s easy to understand,” said HIDOE Superintendent Dr. Christina Kishimoto. “The report will allow the public to monitor progress toward Strategic Goals and Objectives and provide insight behind the data-driven decisions being made at various levels throughout the department.”

The 2017 to 2020 Strategic Plan was adopted by the BOE in December 2016. It is the guiding document for public education in Hawai‘i with three overarching goals: “Student Success, Staff Success, and Successful Systems of Support.” “Goal 1 Student Success” indicators are now available here.

Student success indicators include chronic absenteeism, third grade literacy, academic achievement, achievement gap, college-going graduates, school climate, ninth grade on-track, high school graduation, inclusion rate and CTE concentrators.

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The public can use the dynamic report to get a statewide view of 2017 performance data, compared with 2016, and view the 2020 goal for each indicator. Users are able to select Complex Areas and student subgroup categories to dive deeper into the data.

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Data for “Goal 2 Staff Success” and “Goal 3 Successful Systems” of support indicators will be released at the Nov. 21 BOE meeting.

The creation of the dynamic report was driven by Goal 3, Objective 3b from the Strategic Plan, to “Provide timely and user-friendly data to support strategic decision-making and accountability for Student Success.” Data being shared is generated from the Strive HI Performance System.

As stated in the Strategic Plan, “data on statewide indicators will be reported regularly to the BOE and the public on a “dashboard” to monitor progress toward equity and excellence… The data will be analyzed and reported for different groups of students and schools to ensure equity in outcomes and so we can direct our efforts and resources effectively.”

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For more information, view the BOE presentation here and the Strategic Plan Dynamic Report here.

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