The Hawaii State Department of Education (HIDOE) is reminding the public that they have one more week to submit input on a plan for student success. HIDOE and the Board of Education (BOE) are currently reviewing their joint Strategic Plan for the next three years. The community’s input is needed to support student aspirations in our public schools.
Feedback is being sought through a survey posted at hiqualityed.tumblr.com. Some of the questions participants can expect include:
- Given your understanding of HIDOE’s vision, mission, and values, how would you define “student success”?
- What innovative practices, programs, or approaches best prepare students to become college, career, and community ready?
- What promising practices, programs, or approaches could specifically support struggling students in setting and reaching their college, career, and community ready goals?
- What school or community programs or efforts effectively support students in achieving their college, career, and community goals?
“In the past three weeks, we have received more than 730 completed surveys providing input on what the education experience should look like for our public school students, and we’re looking for more feedback before the May 31 deadline,” said Superintendent Kathryn Matayoshi. “This is an important opportunity for teachers, parents, students and community members to share their thoughts and make an impact on thousands of students.”
HIDOE is also taking into account the passage of the new federal education law, the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA), which provides more flexibility to states to direct their own education strategies to support state goals, while keeping several federal requirements tied to funding in place. Since January, HIDOE has been providing ESSA analysis and information to the Governor, the BOE, the Legislature, educators and the public.
For more information and to take the survey, click here; to join the conversation on social media use #HIQualityEd.