Performance Based Assessment

Windward District Performance Based Assessment

Friday, April 27, 2018 at Ko'olau Ballrooms

A Performance Based Assessment (PBA) is a real-world, industry problem-based or design-based culminating challenge that assesses students' knowledge and skills of a CTE pathway program. The challenges, developed by local industry partners, ask students to develop a solution or product and present their ideas to the industry professionals.

Each Windward District high school holds a preliminary PBA round where students are given the challenges for their area of study. An industry professional is present to judge students' solutions or products, and an oral presentation. Judges select one team of students to advance to the Windward District Academy for CTE PBA event.

These school-level finalists then present their final products to the industry partner who assisted in developing the challenge.

To find out how the Windward Academy for CTE can support your school or partner with your organization, contact Melissa Mano.

2018 Windward PBA Industry Partners

Building and Construction

Greg Uyematsu, Kiewit

Clinical Health

Dr. Benjamin Roney, Castle Health Clinic of Laie

Fashion Design

Stacey Makiya, Honolulu Magazine

Joe Serrao, Public Savage Honolulu

Graphic Design

Roann Gatdula, Hagadone

Pa'ahana Kincaid, Kupu


Chef Miya Nishimura, Alan Wong's Restaurants

Natural Resources

Maeghan Castillo, Kupu

Design Technology & Engineering

Aaron Kagawa

Man Chon Kuok, Oceanit

Digital Media

John Fink, KFVE

Ka'ola Luning & Kaleo Wong, Hika'alani

Highlights from Windward District PBA 2017


Read an article from Miya Nishimura, Chef de Cuisine at Alan Wong’s Honolulu about her experience at last year's Windward District Performance Based Assessment

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