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Hawaii

  1. Certification Requirements
  2. Course Requirements
  3. K-12 Enrollment
  4. K-12 Indicators
  5. Science Standards
  6. Testing and Assessment
  7. Textbook Adoptions
  8. State Contact Person

1. Certification Requirements

A. Grades 9-12

  1. Total number of 9-12 teachers with main assignment in science: N/A
  2. Total number of science teachers in grades 9-12 with an Earth science assignment:  N/A
  3. Percentage of 9-12 science teachers with an Earth science certification: N/A
  4. Specific licensure requirements for secondary teachers: Specified by approved program; major required

B. Grades 6-8

  1. Total number of teachers in grades 7-8 with a main assignment in science: N/A
  2. Total number of grades 7-8 science teachers in all assignments: N/A
  3. Percentage of middle grade science teachers certified in science: N/A
  4. Specific licensure requirements for middle school teachers: Specified by approved program; major required

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2. Course Requirements

A. Grades 9-12

  1. Number of science credits required for high school graduation: 3.
  2. Required science courses: Any 3 Science courses for High School Diploma. For BOE Special Diploma, 3 credits in science, with 2 being in Chemistry and Biology or Physics.
  3. Is an Earth science course included in the recommended high school science curriculum? No, students earning Science credits may select from any Science courses available at their high schools. Class of 2013 students have the option of selecting the BOE Special Diploma, and may choose Earth Science as their third Science course.
  4. Is Earth science part of another course required for high school graduation? ? Middle School Promotion Policy requires students earn credits grades 6-8 in the 4 CORE areas of English, Math, Science, and Social Studies to be promoted to high school. Earth Space Science is taught in grade 8.
  5. If Earth science is taken, does it count towards graduation requirements?  Yes
  6. Is an Environmental science course included in the recommended high school science curriculum? No, students earning Science credits may select from any Science courses available at their high schools. Class of 2013 students have the option of selecting the BOE Special Diploma, and may choose Environmental Science as their third Science course.
  7. Is Environmental science part of another course required for high school graduation? No
  8.  If Environmental science is taken, does it count towards graduation requirements?   Yes 

B. Grades 6-8

  1. Is Earth Science part of the middle school science curriculum (grades 6-8)?  Yes.
  2. Is it taught as a full year curriculum or an integrated curriculum?  Both. Full year curriculum, some schools teach it as an integrated curriculum, but the focus is on the grade 8 benchmarks which are Earth Space related. 
  3. At what grade level(s) is Earth science taught? 8th.

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3. K-12 Enrollment

A. Percent of Grade 9-12 students enrolled in selected courses

Course

Earth science

Chemistry

Biology

Physics

Percent

Not Available

Not Available

Not Available

Not Available

B. Enrollment trends in Grade 9-12 Earth science

Year

Percent

Students

1996-97

Not Available

Not Available

1997-98

Not Available

Not Available

1999-00

Not Available

Not Available

2003-04

Not Available

Not Available

C. Students in grades 7-8 enrolled in selected science courses

 

1999-2000

2003-2004

Course

Students
(Percentage)

Students
(Percentage)

Earth Science

Not Available

Not Available

General Science

Not Available

Not Available

Physical Science

Not Available

Not Available

Life Science

Not Available

Not Available

Integrated or Coordinated Science

Not Available

Not Available


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4. K-12 Indicators

State
National
Average Freshman Graduation Rate
75.5%
73.2%
College Enrollment Rate
55.1%
68.6%
AP Participation Rate
16.6%
25%

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5. Science Standards

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6. Testing and Assessment

A. State Science Tests

Test

Grade Levels Tested:

Earth Science Component on the Test?

Science Hawaii State Assessment (Science HSA)

Grades 5,7 and 11

Yes, Standard 8

B. State High School Exit Exam

  1. Name of Exam: Not Available.
  2. Type of Test: Not Available
  3. Does the exam have a science component? Not Available.
  4. At what grade do students first take the exam? Not Available
  5. Is passing the exam a requirement for a diploma? Not Available.
  6. Does the exam have an Earth science component? Not Available.

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7. Textbook Adoptions

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8. State Contact Person

Alison Inouye

Acting Science Education Specialist

Hawaii State Department of Education
Instructional Services Branch
475 22nd Avenue Room 116
Honolulu, HI 96816

alison_inouye@notes.k12.hi.us
(808) 733-9141 ext. 414

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