Common Core in Hawaii:
Hawaii Content & Performance Standards

Hawaii’s implementation of the Common Core will be complete by the 2014–15 school year. Hawaii University has been extremely active in seeking to align its mathematics courses around the Common Core State Standards and the SBAC assessments. No broad opposition to the Common Core has arisen in Hawaii.

Common Core Implementation Status

1. Teacher Professional Development
2. Curriculum Guides
or Instructional Materials
3. Teacher Evaluation

New Curriculum

State designs frameworks

State provides frameworks

State designs guides

State provides guides

Local districts only

New Assessments

PARCC member

SBAC member

ACT Aspire

Developing own CC-aligned assessments

New Expenditures

New expenditures required to implement the Common Core

Current annual education expenditures

Race to the Top Phase 2 award

(State is a Race to the Top recipient.)

Education Database Status

P-20 development required by state law

State is capable of having a P-20 database

State has access to homeschool students’ data

Homeschoolers can be included in Hawaii’s databases, but they are not necessarily included. The type of information included is not known.

Potential Impacts on Homeschooling

State currently requires homeschoolers to take state-prescribed tests and report their scores

Homeschoolers must file notice of intent to homeschool

Local Action Groups

There are no action groups at this time.

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Updated: 3/25/2014