Performance Based Assessment

Windward District Performance Based Assessment

Friday, April 26, 2019 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.

2019 Windward PBA Industry Partners & Student Finalists

Automotive Technology

Roy Nagamine, HCC

Bobby Salvatierra, HCC

1st Place: Elijah C. & Zackery I., Castle

2nd Place: Theo P. & Chaz R., Olomana

Clinical Health

Dr. Jessica Nishikawa, Straub

1st Place: Carli D. & Tahina W., Kahuku

2nd Place: Tilera A. & John V., Kahuku

Digital Media

Celeste Yee, DLNR

Kirsten Gallaher, DLNR

Dennis Burns, Pacific Focus & 1013 Integrated

Samuel Lee, Hana Hou! Magazine

Megan Chinn, Abbott Communications

Evan Nomura, Hawaiian Airlines

1st Place: Lilinoe G. & Anna S., Kahuku

2nd Place: Riley D., Mahina H., & Kaitlyn T., Kailua

Fashion Design

Stacey Makiya, Honolulu Magazine

Allison Izu Song, Allison Izu Song Co.

1st Place: Moewaa G., Kahuku

2nd Place: Vivi B., Kahuku

Building & Construction

Greg Uyematsu, Kiewit

1st Place: Javen L., Olomana

2nd Place, Stax K. & Ian M., Kahuku


Lori Wong, Les Dames d’Escoffier

Chef Ronnie Nasuti, Tikis Grill & Bar

1st Place: Kiana C. & Daphne K., Olomana

2nd Place: Ace K., Mykle K., & Joseph T., Kahuku


Aaron Kagawa, Second Wave Technologies

Man Chon Kuok, Oceanit

1st Place: Isaac S., Olomana

2nd Place: Cassidy L., & Eryn N.

Graphic Design

Marigold Zoll, DLNR

Aaron Lowe, DLNR

Roann Gatdula, Ad 2 Honolulu

1st Place: Liam T. & Kaitlyn T., Kailua

2nd Place: Hayley J., Kalaheo

Natural Resources

Stephanie Loui, Kokua Hawaii Foundation

Joe Wat, Kokua Hawaii Foundation

1st Place: Azure K., Kalaheo

2nd Place: Madison E., Melia G., & Breze P., Kahuku

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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