Hawai‘i P-20’s latest College and Career Readiness Indicators Report (CCRI) for the Class of 2017 shows that programs and policies designed to boost student achievement and strengthen successful transitions between high school, college and career are continuing to prove effective. One in four students in this class earned the DOE Honors Certificate, an increase of seven percentage points from the Class of 2016. The on-time graduation rate has steadily increased to the current rate of 83 percent, and of those graduates who enrolled in college, more are taking college-level math and English without need for remediation. In addition, dual credit participation, which allows high school students to earn both high school and college credits while in high school, is up eleven percentage points since the Class of 2012.
The CCRI reports are a leading example of collaboration between K-12 and higher education and for providing useful information on college readiness. “This data is invaluable as it helps to shine a spotlight on what’s working so we can continue and expand efforts in those areas, and also know where we need to improve,” says Stephen Schatz.