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Teachers wanted to help shape future of Hawaii's public education

Applications for Hawaii DOE Innovative Assessment Stakeholder Committee due May 31

The Hawaii Department of Education is recruiting stakeholders to collaborate on the development of a conceptual plan for the Innovative Assessment Project.

The goal is to explore local innovative assessment practices and generate ideas on how the current system could be improved.

Hawaii State Teachers Association members are encouraged to apply.

"This is an opportunity to be part of the process that moves Hawaii away from bubble tests to project-based learning," said HSTA President Corey Rosenlee. "We need teachers who are experienced in PBL to help us design assessments and grading rubrics. Please volunteer!"

Click here to apply by May 31.

Participants are expected to attend three full-day meetings (June 18, July 2, and July 16) where they will:

  • Engage in rich discussions about assessments.
  • Provide contextual knowledge regarding Hawaii’s current assessment system.
  • Inform the development of the alternate or innovative assessment model(s) that meet Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) requirements for Hawaii’s innovative assessment system.

Please note that participation in the Innovative Assessment Stakeholder Committee is strictly voluntary. No compensation will be provided to participants except for 10-month department employees. Travel costs to and from the meeting sites will be provided for neighbor-island participants.

The application deadline is Friday, May 31.

Applicants will receive an initial email confirming receipt of their application. If selected to serve on the Innovative Assessment Stakeholder Committee, candidates will receive a second email confirming their participation by Friday, June 7.

Please contact Elaine Lee, Ph.D., Test Development Specialist, at Elaine_Lee@notes.k12.hi.us if you have any questions.

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