He'e Coalition

Growth Model Presentation and Discussion 7/19/12

July 21, 2012 | Filed Under: HE‘E Meeting Notes, Large Group Notes

Ala Moana Hotel

July 19, 2012 1-4pm


Growth Model Presentation

Guest Speaker Richard Wenning, President and CEO and Co-Founder, SchoolView Foundation

Redesigned Accountability Discussion

Stephanie Shipton Department of Education Office of Strategic Reform



1. Kalei Kailihiwa (KSBE)

2. Lauren Baer (TLC)

3. Kaleimakamae Kaauwai (HCSN)

4. Lynn Finnegan (HCSN)

5. Jennifer Yan (DOH)

6. David Morse (IEEE)

7. Christina Simmons (PACT)

8. Janelle Oishi (Healthier Generation)

9. Jean Osumi (UH)

10. Aly Emrick (TFA)

11. Cynthia Okazaki (PACT)

12. Karen Ginoza (FACE)

13. Martha Guinan (UH)

14. Susan Rocco (SPIN)

15. Waialeale Sarsona(KSBE)

16. Kanoe Naone (INPEACE)

17. Leslie Milton (IAAK)

18. Ed Korybski

19. Ann Davis (HEM)

20. Calvin Endo (HPTSA)

21. Susan Endo (HPTSA)

22. Kay Fukuda (Alliance for Place Based Learning)

23. Jennifer Dang

24. Kathy Jaycox (FACE)

25. Joan Husted

26. June Motokawa

27. Joanne Shapiro (NSCP)

28. Miki Tomita (UH Lab School)

29. Rylan Yee (C4)

30. Jeannie Yee (C4)

31. Kathy Bryant (HE‘E)

32. Cheri Nakamura (HE‘E)

33. Sherry Chen (UPD Consulting)

34. Richard Wenning (SchoolView)

35. Stephanie Shipton (HIDOE)






1:00-1:15 Sign in and Welcome


1:15-2:15 Presentation and Q&A


Richard Wenning gave presentation on Hawaii Growth Model. Presentation link is here.


2:15-2:30 Break


2:30-4:00 Discussion

Kathy Bryant reviewed DOE one pager:


“Supporting Hawaii’s Schools, Teachers, and Students Through a Redesigned Accountability System: Highlights”


What: In order to better support schools, teachers, and students in achieving success, the Hawaii Department of Education (the Department) is developing a new accountability system. The new system, if approved by the US Department of Education through the ESEA Waiver process, will:

• Compliment ongoing efforts to raise expectations for students and better support educators;

• More accurately and fairly identify schools’ strengths and areas for improvement;

• Target interventions and support strategies to reward high performing schools and address areas for school improvement; and

• Support effective instruction and leadership.

Principle 1: College and Career Ready Standards and Assessments

Supporting all students for success after high school begins with the adoption and implementation of the high expectations found in the Common Core State Standards (Common Core). In 2010, Hawaii began the process of replacing the HCPS III standards with the Common Core. In the 2013-14 school year, all teachers will be teaching to new standards with supporting classroom materials and aligned tests.


Principle 2: Differentiated Recognition, Accountability, and Support

The Department of Education is working to develop and implement a new accountability system that better supports complex areas, schools, and teachers as they work toward preparing all students for success after high school. The new system will accomplish this by:

• Redefining school success with a focus on student achievement, growth and readiness for college and the workplace;

• Aligning existing reform efforts such as the Common Core State Standards, data teams, and educator effectiveness systems;

• Using multiple measures to classify schools into one of seven performance levels that result in rewarding schools’ strengths and identify areas for improvement; and

• Deploying targeted intervention and improvement strategies to struggling students and schools.


Principle 3: Supporting Effective Instruction and Leadership

High quality teaching is essential for preparing all students for success after high school. This makes effective evaluation and support of teachers one of the most important components of Hawaii’s education system. The new educator evaluation system will provide teachers and principals with objective feedback on their performance to identify strengths and areas for improvement in order to better target resources and supports.


Smaller groups were formed and discussion centered around four questions:


• Hawaii is currently required to report on and hold schools accountable for the performance of racial and ethnic subgroups that include groups that are not widely represented in Hawaii’s population. Should the Department change this? If so, what subgroups would be more appropriate? Should the category “Asian/Pacific Islander” be separated into two categories? Should the two groups be further refined and, if so, into what groups?

• The current accountability system labels schools as failing or not failing based on the results of that year’s HSA scores. Should this change? Why or why not? Should a new accountability system include multiple measures of school/student performance such as graduation rates, attendance, test scores from that year, and growth in student performance over multiple years? Of the measures listed, which are the most important? Why? What other measures should the Department include?

• Currently, the accountability system focuses on identifying low performing schools. As a result, high performing schools are not always rewarded for their success. Should high performing schools be recognized with incentives such as more freedom to decide how to spend their money, public events with key stakeholders in the state, blue ribbon recognition, or additional money? Why or why not? Of the incentives listed, which would be most effective? Why? What other incentives could the Department offer?

• Community partners such as businesses, parents, non-profits, and community-based organizations can provide a wealth of resources and supports for schools and students. How should schools partner with the community? How can schools better communicate with parents? Why types of activities such as events, communications, or meetings could schools use to better engage parents?



Stephanie Shipton arrived at 3:00pm and explained one pager in more detail and the timeline for submitting application.



Late July – Early August, 2012 – A draft of the ESEA waiver application will be available for public feedback.

September 6, 2012 – Deadline for submitting the application to the US Department of Education.

September, 2012 – Peer review of Hawaii’s application


HE‘E will work with Stephanie and the DOE to get the information to members.


Meeting adjourned at 4:00pm.