Practices Overview

Schools have practices that meet the needs of their students and staff and the delivery of services that support student learning. These practices reflect the school's operational environment and the existing educational strategies and practices that the school adopts. The effectiveness of these practices is determined by how these practices are implemented, by acceptance from all the key stakeholders in the school and educational system, and by the resources allocated for their operation and evaluation.
Education is a complex process consisting of many different operations and practices. Moreover, the size and scope of public education in Hawai`i, a statewide system situated on an multiple island setting, consisting of rural, suburban and urban schools with a wide range of student populations in communities of different economic, social and ethnic settings and different organizational structures, makes this implementation of education in Hawai`i even more complex. 

To meet the challenge of managing this complexity a description of the current environment is required. This information will be used to identify best practices, efficiencies and effectiveness that will be used to craft processes to improve the delivery of the educational function in the System. 

This section identifies current practices being used by member HA schools along with their status and effectiveness assessments. This will serve as a stating point for school future planning and execution of school and system improvement initiatives. 

NOTE: The collection and presentation of Information in this section is an ongoing process which at present is in its initial phase. The structure and presentation of this information will be refined to provide additional ease of use and accuracy to help consumers of this information to use it more efficiently.