STAKEHOLDER INCLUSION IN THE DEVELOPMENT OF
CONTENT STANDARDS AND ACHIEVEMENT STANDARDS
Hawaii’s academic content standards and academic achievement standards apply to all students, including students with disabilities and English language learners. Thus, it is critical to include a broad possible array of stakeholders in the review of these standards during the development process. This will ensure that the needs and abilities of all students in the public school system are taken into account during the development process.
The Department of Education (Department) shall ensure a diverse statewide representation of education stakeholders in the review of the State’s academic content and achievement standards. These stakeholders shall include but not be limited to the following:
- Parents or guardians, including those whose children have disabilities and/or are second language learners
- Educators, including those who have worked with students with disabilities and/or students who are English language learners;
- Educational community, representatives from various educational institutions and organizations such as institutes of higher education, private schools, and independent entities that serve the educational community;
- Community organizations, representatives from various community groups and organizations such as business partnership organizations, the Parent Teacher Student Association (PTSA), and military partnerships.
The Department shall also ensure that there is a diversity of gender and ethnicity among the various stakeholders. The Department shall keep accurate records to document the inclusion of stakeholders providing input during the developmental process of the content and achievement standards.