Dear Teachers, Administrative and Office Staff (AOS), and Instructional Support Staff (ISS):

The Hawaii State Department of Education (DOE) is requesting your participation in the School Quality Survey (SQS) for School Year 2016-2017. Your feedback about public schools is important to us. Your responses to this survey will help the DOE to assess and improve the educational quality of your school. Your answers will be kept strictly confidential and anonymous.

The responses of school staff are organized and compared by personnel category (Teacher, AOS, or ISS) in the SQS reports ( To ensure the anonymity of the AOS and ISS respondents, their responses are not summarized at the school level. Also, the survey offers school personnel the option to identify their role/position.

A similar SQS is being administered statewide to all DOE 4th, 5th, 7th, 8th, 9th, and 11th grade students and their parents/guardians.

If you have any questions about this survey, please feel free to contact us via e-mail at, or by calling (808) 733-4008 from 7:30 am to 4:30 pm Monday through Friday. Neighbor island school teachers and staff may call toll-free at (855) 276-5801.

Thank you again for taking the time to complete this survey.

Very truly yours,

Kathryn S. Matayoshi, Superintendent
Hawaii Department of Education