Common Core State Standards
Statewide standards for all public schools have been established in the following curricular areas: Language Arts and Mathematics. Reports of student progress will be based on his/her progress on the performance benchmarks under these content standards. The Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium, or SBAC, is also aligned to these standards and will be administered to students in Grades 3, 4, and 5. The Hawaii State Assessment, or HSA, will still be administered to students in Grade 4 for Science.
The state's reading program is called Wonders. All grade levels will use Wonders as the main program for reading. Teachers may supplement their program with iReady or Achieve3000 to meet students' needs.
The state's math program is called Stepping Stones. All grade levels will be implementing Stepping Stones as their main program for math. Teachers may supplement their program with iReady or IXL to meet students' needs.
School-wide Literacy Program -- Title 1
The goal of the Title 1 program focuses on raising reading achievement levels of all students. Additional teachers are assigned during specific periods of the day to assist each grade level. Daily student attendance is an important factor and critical for improving students' reading skills.