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Common Core State Standards The Common Core is a set of high-quality academic standards in mathematics and English language arts/literacy (ELA). These learning goals outline what a student should know and be able to do at the end of each grade. The standards were created to ensure that all students graduate from high school with the skills and knowledge necessary to succeed in college, career, and life, regardless of where they live. Forty-one states, the District of Columbia, four territories, and the Department of Defense Education Activity (DoDEA) have voluntarily adopted and are moving forward with the Common Core.
Hawai'i Board of Education The Hawaii State Board of Education ("Board") was established by the Hawaii State Constitution, which grants the Board the power to formulate statewide educational policy. The Board appoints the executive officers of the public school system and public library system and the members of the State Public Charter School Commission.
Hawai'i Department of Education The Hawai'i State Department of Education is the only statewide public school district in the country. It comprises 256 public schools and 34 charter schools, educating about 180,000 students. We have about 22,000 permanent full-time staff including about 13,000 teachers.
Military Interstate Children's Compact Commission The Compact (not exhaustive) addresses the key issues encountered by military families: eligibility, enrollment, placement and graduation. It uses a comprehensive approach that provides a consistent policy in every school district and in every state that chooses to join. Children of active duty members of the uniformed services, National Guard and Reserve on active duty orders, commissioned officers of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) and the Unites States Public Health Service (USPHS), and members or veterans who are medically discharged or retired for one year are eligible for assistance under the Compact. The Compact also covers students of members who perish on active duty for a period of one year following their death.
Next Generation Science Standards The Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) are K–12 science content standards. Standards set the expectations for what students should know and be able to do. The NGSS were developed by states to improve science education for all students.
Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium New state standards are challenging students to understand subject matter more deeply, think more critically, and apply their learning to the real world. To measure these new state standards, educators from Smarter Balanced states worked together to develop new, high-quality assessments in English and math for grades 3–8 and high school. These Smarter Balanced assessments provide more accurate and meaningful information about what students are learning by adapting to each student’s ability, giving teachers and parents better information to help students succeed in school and after.