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Assessing Hawaii's Students, School by School 7/06

Assessing Hawai'i's students, school by school 

Advertiser Staff 
Last spring, 95,000 public school students in grades 3 through 8 and grade 10 took the Hawai'i State Assessment to determine how well they were meeting the state's academic standards. It was the first year that scores from students in grades 4, 6 and 7 were incorporated into the statewide results. Unlike the Stanford Achievement Test, which is multiple choice, the Hawai'i State Assessment asks students to write out their answers and show how they solved math problems. The SAT measures how Hawai'i students compare with national norms. Schools can appeal the HSA results, which officials say will be finalized by Sept. 1. Until then, the results are considered preliminary. 


STATEWIDE AVERAGES 
These scores, released yesterday, give a broad overview of how Hawai'i students taking the state assessment performed. This year's test showed mixed results, with students in grades 4, 7 and 8 showing respectable gains, with a sizable drop in grade 5 and fairly stable scores in grades 3, 6 and 10. Students in grade 4 showed the best overall results, with the highest proficiency levels and with growth in reading and math. 

SCHOOL-BY-SCHOOL RESULTS 
These scores, showing how individual schools fared on the 2006 battery of tests, are scheduled to be released in August. 

ADEQUATE YEARLY PROGRESS 
Schoolwide scores on the Hawai'i State Assessment are used to determine whether schools met their targets under the federal No Child Left Behind Act, or made "adequate yearly progress." Results released yesterday show that 95 out of 282 schools, or 34 percent, made their goals. That's nearly the same percentage as last year. 

INDIVIDUAL RESULTS 
Parents of public school students will receive individualized assessments of their children's strengths and challenges — and suggestions about how they can help — when the latest individual scores go home in the coming weeks, according to the Department of Education. As with all tests, experts advise that this is only one way to measure your child's performance. Parents also should consider teacher evaluations and day-to-day homework to determine how well their children are doing in school. 


ABOUT THE BENCHMARKS 
Under the federal No Child Left Behind Act, schools are expected to make annual progress toward having every student proficient in core subjects by 2014. 

The benchmarks ratchet higher every three years in Hawai'i, and the goal for schools is to reach the state proficiency targets — or make AYP, adequate yearly progress — on the Hawai'i State Assessment in reading and math, and meet other goals relating to test participation and promotion or graduation. 

This year, for the second straight year, 28 percent of a school's students needed to meet math standards, and 44 percent of a school's students needed to meet reading standards, if the school was to meet its overall goals. 

These levels will remain the same for one more year before they increase again. 

This applies to all students, including subgroups defined by ethnicity, poverty levels, English proficiency or special education needs. If any of the 37 subgroups is deficient, the entire school is labeled as not achieving AYP. AYP results are used to determine a school's status under the No Child Left Behind Act of 2001. 

For schools that do not attain the benchmarks, the law specifies a six-year path to the most far-reaching remedies, which can include replacing the entire teaching staff and eliminating arts classes in favor of a more rigorous academic curriculum. 

A school is subject to No Child Left Behind sanctions if it misses AYP for two consecutive years, and the sanctions increase if AYP is missed in subsequent years. Once under these sanctions, a school must achieve AYP for two consecutive years to be removed from status. 


THE NO CHILD LEFT BEHIND STATUS CATEGORIES 

  • Good standing, unconditional: Meeting AYP. 
  • Good standing, pending: Missed AYP this year, will have to improve next year to avoid sanctions. 
  • School improvement, Year 1: Missed AYP two years; from this level on, students can transfer schools. 
  • School improvement, Year 2: Missed AYP three years; from this level on, students can transfer schools or ask for tutoring. 
  • Corrective action: Missed AYP four years; subject to initial levels of state intervention. 
  • Planning for restructuring: Missed AYP five years; state plans major changes such as replacement of staff and governance to improve student performance. 
  • Restructuring: Missed AYP six years. Subject to more thorough levels of state intervention. 


HOW HAWAI'I SCHOOLS FARED 

  • Good standing, unconditional 83 schools, or 29.4 percent 
  • Good standing, pending 26 schools, or 9.2 percent 
  • School improvement, Year 1 46 schools, or 16.3 percent 
  • School improvement, Year 2 15 schools, or 5.3 percent 
  • Corrective action 59 schools, or 20.9 percent 
  • Planning for restructuring 3 schools, or 1.1 percent 
  • Restructuring 50 schools, or 17.7 percent 

Source: Department of Education 


School Name AYP Result NCLB Sanction Status 
 

HONOLULU 


FARRINGTON-KAISER 

  • Joseph J. Fern Elementary Not Met School Improvement Year 2 
  • Kaewai Elementary Met In Good Standing, Unconditional 
  • Kalihi Elementary Met Planning for Restructuring 
  • Kalihi-kai Elementary Not Met Restructuring 
  • Kalihi-uka Elementary Met School Improvement Year 2 
  • Kalihi-waena Elementary Not Met Corrective Action Year 1 
  • Kapalama Elementary Met In Good Standing, Unconditional 
  • King David Kalakaua Middle Not Met Planning for Restructuring 
  • Linapuni Elementary Not Met School Improvement Year 2 
  • Puuhale Elementary Not Met School Improvement Year 1 
  • Sanford B. Dole Middle Not Met Restructuring 
  • Wallace Rider Farrington High Not Met Corrective Action Year 1 
  • Aina Haina Elementary Met In Good Standing, Unconditional 
  • Hahaione Elementary Met In Good Standing, Unconditional 
  • Henry J. Kaiser High Met In Good Standing, Unconditional 
  • Kamiloiki Elementary Met In Good Standing, Unconditional 
  • Koko Head Elementary Met In Good Standing, Unconditional 
  • Niu Valley Middle Met In Good Standing, Unconditional 
  • Wailupe Valley Elementary Met In Good Standing, Unconditional 


KAIMUKI-KALANI 

  • Ala Wai Elementary Met In Good Standing, Unconditional 
  • Aliiolani Elementary Met In Good Standing, Unconditional 
  • George Washington Middle Not Met Corrective Action Year 1 
  • Hawaii Center for the Deaf & the Blind Not Met Corrective Action Year 1 
  • Hokulani Elementary Met In Good Standing, Unconditional 
  • Kaimuki High Not Met Corrective Action Year 1 
  • King William Lunalilo Elementary Met In Good Standing, Unconditional 
  • Palolo Elementary Met School Improvement Year 2 
  • Prince Jonah Kuhio Elementary Not Met School Improvement Year 1 
  • Thomas Jefferson Elementary Met In Good Standing, Unconditional 
  • William P. Jarrett Middle Met In Good Standing, Unconditional 
  • John H. Wilson Elementary Met In Good Standing, Unconditional 
  • Kahala Elementary Met In Good Standing, Unconditional 
  • Kaimuki Middle Met In Good Standing, Unconditional 
  • Kalani High Met In Good Standing, Unconditional 
  • King Liholiho Elementary Met In Good Standing, Unconditional 
  • Queen Lydia Liliuokalani Elementary Met In Good Standing, Unconditional 
  • Waikiki Elementary Met In Good Standing, Unconditional 


MCKINLEY-ROOSEVELT 

  • Central Middle Not Met Restructuring 
  • Kauluwela Elementary Met In Good Standing, Unconditional 
  • Lanakila Elementary Met School Improvement Year 2 
  • Princess Miriam K. Likelike Elementary Not Met Corrective Action Year 1 
  • Princess Victoria Kaiulani Elementary Met In Good Standing, Unconditional 
  • Queen Kaahumanu Elementary Not Met School Improvement Year 1 
  • Royal Met In Good Standing, Unconditional 
  • William McKinley High Not Met Corrective Action Year 1 
  • Abraham Lincoln Elementary Met In Good Standing, Unconditional 
  • Kula Kaiapuni O Anuenue Not Met Restructuring 
  • Maemae Elementary Met In Good Standing, Unconditional 
  • Manoa Elementary Met In Good Standing, Unconditional 
  • Noelani Elementary Met In Good Standing, Unconditional 
  • Nuuanu Elementary Met In Good Standing, Unconditional 
  • Pauoa Elementary Not Met School Improvement Year 1 
  • Prince David Kawananakoa Middle Met In Good Standing, Unconditional 
  • Robert Louis Stevenson Middle Not Met School Improvement Year 1 
  • Theodore Roosevelt High Met In Good Standing, Unconditional 


CENTRAL 

  • AIEA-MOANALUA-RADFORD 
  • Aiea Elementary Met Restructuring 
  • Aiea High Not Met Corrective Action Year 1 
  • Aiea Intermediate Met In Good Standing, Unconditional 
  • Alvah A. Scott Elementary Not Met School Improvement Year 1 
  • Gustave H. Webling Elementary Met In Good Standing, Unconditional 
  • Pearl Ridge Elementary Met In Good Standing, Unconditional 
  • Waimalu Elementary Not Met School Improvement Year 1 
  • Moanalua Elementary Met In Good Standing, Unconditional 
  • Moanalua High Not Met Corrective Action Year 1 
  • Moanalua Middle Not Met Corrective Action Year 1 
  • Red Hill Elementary Not Met In Good Standing, Pending 
  • Salt Lake Elementary Met In Good Standing, Unconditional 
  • William R. Shafter Elementary Met In Good Standing, Unconditional 
  • Admiral Arthur W. Radford High Not Met School Improvement Year 1 
  • Aliamanu Elementary Met In Good Standing, Unconditional 
  • Aliamanu Middle Not Met Corrective Action Year 1 
  • Chester W. Nimitz Elementary Not Met In Good Standing, Pending 
  • Horace Meek Hickam Elementary Met In Good Standing, Unconditional 
  • Makalapa Elementary Not Met School Improvement Year 1 
  • Mokulele Elementary Met In Good Standing, Unconditional 
  • Pearl Harbor Elementary Not Met School Improvement Year 1 
  • Pearl Harbor Kai Elementary Met In Good Standing, Unconditional 


LEILEHUA-MILILANI-WAIALUA 

  • Hale Kula Elementary Met School Improvement Year 1 
  • Helemano Elementary Met School Improvement Year 2 
  • Iliahi Elementary Not Met In Good Standing, Pending 
  • Kaala Elementary Not Met Restructuring 
  • Leilehua High Not Met Corrective Action Year 1 
  • Major Sheldon Wheeler Elementary Met In Good Standing, Unconditional 
  • Major Sheldon Wheeler Middle Not Met School Improvement Year 2 
  • Samuel K. Solomon Elementary Not Met School Improvement Year 1 
  • Wahiawa Elementary Not Met Restructuring 
  • Wahiawa Middle Not Met Restructuring 
  • Kipapa Elementary Not Met School Improvement Year 1 
  • Mililani High Not Met Corrective Action Year 1 
  • Mililani Ike Elementary Met In Good Standing, Unconditional 
  • Mililani Mauka Elementary Met In Good Standing, Unconditional 
  • Mililani Middle Not Met Corrective Action Year 1 
  • Mililani Uka Elementary Not Met In Good Standing, Pending 
  • Mililani Waena Elementary Not Met School Improvement Year 2 
  • Haleiwa Elementary Not Met Restructuring 
  • Waialua Elementary Met In Good Standing, Unconditional 
  • Waialua High & Intermediate Not Met Planning for Restructuring 


LEEWARD 


CAMPBELL-KAPOLEI-WAIANAE 

  • Ewa Beach Elementary Not Met In Good Standing, Pending 
  • Ewa Elementary Not Met School Improvement Year 1 
  • Holomua Elementary Met In Good Standing, Unconditional 
  • Ilima Intermediate Not Met Restructuring 
  • Iroquois Point Elementary Met In Good Standing, Unconditional 
  • James Campbell High Not Met Corrective Action Year 1 
  • Kaimiloa Elementary Not Met School Improvement Year 1 
  • Pohakea Elementary Not Met School Improvement Year 1 
  • Kamaile Elementary Not Met Restructuring 
  • Leihoku Elementary Met In Good Standing, Unconditional 
  • Maili Elementary Not Met Restructuring 
  • Makaha Elementary Not Met Restructuring 
  • Waianae Elementary Not Met Restructuring 
  • Waianae High Not Met Restructuring 
  • Waianae Intermediate Not Met Restructuring 
  • Barbers Point Elementary Not Met School Improvement Year 1 
  • Kapolei Elementary Not Met Corrective Action Year 1 
  • Kapolei High Not Met Corrective Action Year 1 
  • Kapolei Middle Not Met Corrective Action Year 1 
  • Makakilo Elementary Not Met In Good Standing, Pending 
  • Mauka Lani Elementary Not Met In Good Standing, Pending 


NANAKULI-PEARL CITY-WAIPAHU 

  • Nanaikapono Elementary Not Met Restructuring 
  • Nanakuli Elementary Not Met Restructuring 
  • Nanakuli High & Intermediate Not Met Restructuring 
  • Highlands Intermediate Not Met Corrective Action Year 1 
  • Kanoelani Elementary Met In Good Standing, Unconditional 
  • Lehua Elementary Not Met School Improvement Year 1 
  • Manana Elementary Not Met In Good Standing, Pending 
  • Momilani Elementary Met In Good Standing, Unconditional 
  • Palisades Elementary Not Met In Good Standing, Pending 
  • Pearl City Elementary Met In Good Standing, Unconditional 
  • Pearl City High Not Met Corrective Action Year 1 
  • Pearl City Highlands Elementary Met In Good Standing, Unconditional 
  • Waiau Elementary Not Met School Improvement Year 1 
  • August Ahrens Elementary Not Met In Good Standing, Pending 
  • Honowai Elementary Not Met School Improvement Year 1 
  • Kaleiopuu Elementary Not Met School Improvement Year 1 
  • Waikele Elementary Not Met Corrective Action Year 1 
  • Waipahu Elementary Not Met Restructuring 
  • Waipahu High Not Met Corrective Action Year 1 
  • Waipahu Intermediate Not Met Restructuring 


WINDWARD 


CASTLE-KAHUKU 

  • Ahuimanu Elementary Met In Good Standing, Unconditional 
  • Benjamin Parker Elementary Not Met Restructuring 
  • Heeia Elementary Not Met School Improvement Year 1 
  • James B. Castle High Not Met Corrective Action Year 1 
  • Kahaluu Elementary Not Met Restructuring 
  • Kaneohe Elementary Met In Good Standing, Unconditional 
  • Kapunahala Elementary Met In Good Standing, Unconditional 
  • Puohala Elementary Met Restructuring 
  • Samuel Wilder King Intermediate Not Met Corrective Action Year 1 
  • Waiahole Elementary Not Met Restructuring 
  • Hauula Elementary Not Met School Improvement Year 2 
  • Kaaawa Elementary Met In Good Standing, Unconditional 
  • Kahuku Elementary Not Met School Improvement Year 1 
  • Kahuku High & Intermediate Not Met Corrective Action Year 1 
  • Laie Elementary Not Met School Improvement Year 1 
  • Sunset Beach Elementary Met In Good Standing, Unconditional 


KAILUA-KANEOHE 

  • Blanche Pope Elementary Not Met School Improvement Year 1 
  • Enchanted Lake Elementary Met In Good Standing, Unconditional 
  • Kaelepulu Elementary Met In Good Standing, Unconditional 
  • Kailua High Not Met Corrective Action Year 1 
  • Keolu Elementary Not Met School Improvement Year 1 
  • Maunawili Elementary Not Met In Good Standing, Pending 
  • Olomana Not Met Corrective Action Year 1 
  • Waimanalo Elementary & Intermediate Not Met Restructuring 
  • Aikahi Elementary Met In Good Standing, Unconditional 
  • Kailua Elementary Not Met School Improvement Year 1 
  • Kailua Intermediate Not Met Corrective Action Year 1 
  • Kainalu Elementary Not Met In Good Standing, Pending 
  • Kalaheo High Not Met Corrective Action Year 1 
  • Mokapu Elementary Met In Good Standing, Unconditional 

 
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