School Choice Score: 0%
Hawaii offers parents only limited choice among public schools within districts. A weak charter school law limits the ability to create other choices for parents.
Charter Schools Score: 72%
Hawaii has one of the weaker charter laws in the country, and changes over the last few years have not had the improvements that were expected. Even with the addition of new authorizers, only one school opened in 2014. Issues have remained regarding teacher freedom and funding for operational and facilities expenses.
Online Learning Score: 0%
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.
- Source: Digital Learning Now!
Teacher Quality Score: 68%
Tenure is given after three years, and while receiving it is tied to performance, revocation is not. Teachers who receive unsatisfactory evaluations are eligible for dismissal. There is no performance pay system in place, but teachers can receive additional compensation for working in high-need schools.