Plenary Session I
Plenary Session II
- Allicyn Tasaka, Exec Director, Hawai’i Workforce Development Council – Presentation (PDF, 285 KB)
- Bernadette Howard, State Director for Career and Technical Education – Presentation (PDF, 325 KB)
A priority question for the early childhood sector is: what is the relationship between compensation, qualification, and working in early childhood education? To provide a baseline view of the workforce outcomes of early childhood graduates, this presentation will track University of Hawai‘i early childhood degree and certificate earners into Hawai‘i’s workforce. A preliminary view of how many graduates are found in Hawai‘i’s workforce, how many remain employed in the early childhood sector, and graduates’ median wages will be explored.
- Kim Guieb – P-3 Project Manager, Hawaiʻi P-20 Partnerships for Education
- Anita Huang – Institutional Analyst, Hawaiʻi P-20 Partnerships for Education
Presentation: Finding Early Childhood Graduates in Hawai‘i’s Workforce (PDF, 1.4 MB)
In this session, we will present the results of a recent needs assessment of Hawaiʻi’s system of early childhood development and care. Sources of information included population estimates, childcare licensing data, and community surveys administered to parents, childcare center directors, family childcare providers, and family-child interaction learning programs. We will discuss access, cost, quality, workforce support, and data gaps. We will conclude with implications for policy and advocacy.
- Barbara DeBaryshe – Interim Director and Specialist, UH Center on the Family
- Deborah Zysman – Executive Director, Hawaii Children’s Action Network
- Kerrie Urosevich – Coordinator for Early Childhood Action Strategy, Collaborative Leaders Network
Presentation: Hawai’i’s Early Childhood System: Evaluating Resources and Needs (PDF, 1.5 MB)
While many have considered early education initiatives as a school readiness strategy or as a way to close the achievement gap, evidence has shown that investments in early education are also an economic development strategy. This presentation will examine early childhood as an economic investment in Hawaiʻi’s future and will explore EOEL’s role in this process.
- Lauren Moriguchi – Executive Director, Executive Office on Early Learning
- GG Weisenfeld – GG Weisenfeld Consulting
Presentation: The Economics of Early Childhood Investments and the Role of EOEL (PDF, 2 MB)
Connecting for Success (CFS) is in the final year of a four-year initiative funded by the Hawai‘i Community Foundation and 14 donor partners. Through CFS, seven schools and community partners are serving students from grade six through eight, who they have identified through the Hawai‘i Early Warning System to be at risk for very low levels of academic achievement and dropping out of school. The initiative includes a strong focus on data use by school staff to identify the most at-risk students, intervene and support them, and track their progress. The evaluation is using Hawai‘i State Department of Education (HIDOE) student data, iResult intervention tracking, and a student survey to examine student outcomes.
This presentation will focus on the student outcome data analyzed to date and the use of multiple data sources by the schools to design and implement the initiative. The initiative and school staff will also share their lessons on increasing school data capacity and on the use of HIDOE data in a multiyear evaluation.
- Tom Kelly – Vice-President of Knowledge, Evaluation and Learning, HCF
- Elizabeth Garrison – Hawai’i P-20 Partnerships for Education
- Shana Brown – Rtl Coordinator/CFS Grant Coordinator, Waimea Canyon MS
Presentation: Using Data to Reduce the Number of At-risk Students in Middle Schools (PDF, 2.4 MB)
The Hawai‘i Statewide Longitudinal Data System team will share how graphic organizers can be used as part of a meaningful data use process. Thinking Maps allow data users at the complex area, school, and classroom levels to take a step back and look at the story that the data are telling them. This approach offers an opportunity to celebrate strengths and look at challenges. It also provides a way to look at multiple sources of data visually to see connections.
- Diane Yoshimura – Data Governance Institutional Analyst, Hawaiʻi Department of Education
- Stephanie Frank – Data Governance Institutional Analyst, Hawaiʻi Department of Education
Presentation: Using Data to Prepare Students for a Successful Future (PDF, 2.4 MB)
The 12th grade math transition course, Introduction to College Mathematics, was first piloted in the Hawai‘i Department of Education (HIDOE) during the 2015-2016 academic year. As the final year of the pilot approaches, the original group of HIDOE students who took the course are completing their first year of college. During this session, quantitative data from HIDOE and UH will be explored to show success rates for the transition course and the gateway courses for which it is intended to prepare students. Qualitative data collected from the original group of students and instructors will also be shared. A brief history of the evolution of Introduction to College Mathematics will be included to provide the proper context for interpreting the data. Other alignment efforts (the ELA Transition Course and a Middle School Math Transition option) will also be discussed as the future of alignment efforts across the state is considered.
- Dan Doerger – Alignment Director, Hawaiʻi P-20 Partnerships for Education
Presentation: Does Introduction to College Math Prepare Students for Success in Gateway Math Courses? (PDF, 677 KB)
Learn how the University of Hawai’i Community Colleges worked to redesign below-college level English and math to increase student success and retention. In addition to changes in pedagogy and models, the community colleges also embarked on a new placement system that uses multiple measures. Preliminary data on placement, course outcomes, and accuracy of self-reported data for recent Hawai’i State Department of Education graduates will be shared.
- Cathy Bio – Director of Student Success, University of Hawaiʻi Community College System
- Pearl Iboshi – Director, UH System Institutional Research and Analysis Office
- Jeff Stearns – Division Chair of Language Arts, Honolulu Community College
Presentation: Redesigning Developmental Math and English at UHCCs (PDF, 857 KB)
The AA in Teaching program at Leeward Community College, using funds from a TAACCCT grant, added to its programs and enhanced its services to accelerate student completion and job placement. What part did data and the Hawaii Data eXchange Partnership play in this effort, and what were the outcomes? Did we get a delicious teishoku or a bowl of okai?
- Guy Nishimoto – Acting IR Analyst, Leeward Community College Office of Planning, Policy, and Assessment
- Jeff Judd – Professor of Education, Leeward Community College Teacher Education Program
Presentation: Great Meal! Should You Look in the Kitchen? (PDF, 1.7 MB)
Previously, IRAO looked at wage differentials between leavers and those who completed degrees one, three, and five years after they left/graduated. This presentation takes the analysis one step further to look at what factors were important in the differential in wages, and looks at statistical differences between the two groups.
- Pearl Iboshi – Director, UH System Institutional Research and Analysis Office
Presentation: Analysis of Differential Characteristics of Those Who Leave Without a Degree and Those Who Attain a Degree (PDF, 840 KB)
This presentation will highlight the career readiness efforts of the Hawaiʻi Department of Education and Connect to Careers (C2C), a coalition for Hawaii’s economic future. C2C was designed to collaboratively prepare students for success in high-skill, in-demand career pathways at both the State and regional levels.
- Dan Miyamoto – Administrator, Office of Curriculum, Instruction and Student Support, Hawaiʻi Department of Education
- Michael Barros – CTE Education Specialist, Office of Curriculum, Instruction and Student Support, Hawaiʻi Department of Education
Presentation: Connect to Careers (PDF, 2.8 MB)