School Choice Score: 0%
Charter Schools Score: 0%
All charter schools in Hawaii are authorized by the State Department of Education which heavily regulates charter schools and makes them follow many regulations that traditional public schools have to follow harming their ability to be innovative. For example, charters in Hawaii are required to use the same collective bargaining agreement that traditional public schools use which drastically limits their autonomy to make staffing decisions.
Online Learning Score: 65%
Access and acceptance of online learning is extremely scarce, despite a fairly favorable policy environment. Hawaii continues to plan, implement, and support network infrastructure needs and explore solutions that facilitate personalized, student-centric, and collaborative learning.
Teacher Quality Score: 0%
Student growth is the preponderant measure of student achievement. Teacher ineffectiveness is grounds for dismissal. Evidence of effectiveness in the classroom is the preponderant factor in decisions involving tenure. Effective teachers are eligible for performance pay.