Student Outcomes Development Project Survey

Aloha, and mahalo nui for taking a few minutes to share your thoughts on how Native Hawaiian student learning, growth and achievement could be measured by Hawaiian culture-based, education programs. We would like to know what behaviors, values, attributes, knowledge and/or skills you think Native Hawaiian students should be able to demonstrate to prove they are learning, growing and achieving educationally.

Your responses will inform the recommendations that the Native Hawaiian Education Council (the Council) gives to the United States Department of Education (USDOEd) and Office of Management and Budget in 2018 to add to the current Government Performance and Results Act (GPRA) measures for education programs funded by the federal Native Hawaiian Education Program (NHEP), which serves Native Hawaiian communities. The current 4 GPRA measures are as follows:

(1) Native Hawaiian students in schools served by the NHEP who meet or exceed proficiency standards for reading, mathematics, and science on the State assessments.
(2) Native Hawaiian children participating in early education programs funded by the NHEP who consistently demonstrate school readiness in literacy as measured by the Hawai‘i School Readiness Assessment.
(3) Students in schools served by the NHEP who graduate from high school with a high school diploma in four years.
(4) Students participating in a Hawaiian language program conducted under the NHEP who meet or exceed proficiency standards in reading on a test of the Hawaiian language.

Historically, the 4 GPRA measures currently mandated by the USDOEd have been problematic for some of the local education programs in Hawai‘i that are funded by the NHEP. These 4 measures have been described as restrictive, limiting the kinds of success stories that education programs can tell about their Hawaiian students. As such, the Council would like to recommend 1-2 additional measures that focus on the connection between cultural "identity" and educational "achievement". The opportunity to propose changes to the GPRA measures is rare and may not come again. The Council needs feedback from communities across the state on how the learning/growth/achievement of our Hawaiian students can be assessed in more culturally responsive ways.

The survey will take 5-10 minutes to complete and contains 5 questions. Your participation in this survey is anonymous; we do not ask for your name and the answers you give will be grouped and analyzed with the answers of others also taking this survey.

Your time and honesty is greatly appreciated as we work together to advance more meaningful and culturally relevant educational outcomes for our Native Hawaiian students.

* 1. Please check the categories that best describe who you are and what you do. Please select as many as you wish.

* 2. Please indicate how much you agree with the following statement.

  Strongly Agree Agree Somewhat Agree Disagree Strongly Disagree
I believe culturally relevant measures should be used by education programs to assess the learning/growth/achievement of students.

* 3. Please indicate how much you agree with the following statement.

  Strongly Agree Agree Somewhat Agree Disagree Strongly Disagree
The more grounded students are in Hawaiian cultural behaviors, values, knowledge and practices/skills, the more likely they are to learn, grow and achieve academically.

* 4. Please rate how important you think the following attributes are for students to demonstrate learning, growth and achievement academically.

  Extremely Important Very Important Moderately Important Slightly Important Not At All Important
Emotional well being
Social connection to others (family, friends, community)
Identity (sense of self, place, culture, global citizen)
Reflective awareness
Problem solving
Creative expression
Aesthetic appreciation
Hawaiian language fluency (reading, speaking and/or writing)
Knowledge of Hawaiian history, politics, geography and/or science
Hawaiian values and practices (ex. protocol, hula, lua, malama ‘āina, malama kai, healing)
Environmental stewardship
Community leadership
Community service

* 5. What is your ethnicity? (Please select all that apply.)