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 and Student Finalists

Clinical Health

Dr. Benjamin Roney, Castle Health Clinic of Laie

1st Place: Tiana Logie & Cassandra Frenzel, Kalaheo

2nd Place: Haley Abregano, Josh Aceret, & Lollie Lauaki, Kahuku

Fashion Design

Stacey Makiya, Honolulu Magazine

Allison Izu Song, Allison Izu Song Co.

1st Place: Vitoria Bryne, Kahuku

2nd Place: Kamakoa Agbunag-Adams, Olomana

Graphic Design

Roann Gatdula, Hagadone

Pa'ahana Kincaid, Kupu

1st Place: Kaitlyn Turner, Kailua

2nd Place: Alyssa Lau & Aden Kemp, Kalaheo

Natural Resources

Maeghan Castillo, Kupu

1st Place: Selena Kukui & Kathryn Koopman, Kalaheo

2nd Place: Rachel Taga & Tyna Jean Caniente, Castle

Building & Construction

Greg Uyematsu, Kiewit

1st Place: Noah Casey, Kalaheo

2nd Place: Talen Chappell, Kahuku


Chef Miya Nishimura, Alan Wong's Restaurants

1st Place: Alijah Briseno-Aurio, Woodland Naihe, & Webster Aluli, Olomana

2nd Place: Lollie Lauaki, Mahie Yadao, & Oli Kotobalavu, Kahuku


Aaron Kagawa, In2lytics

Man Chon Kuok, Oceanit

1st Place: Tucker Erickson & Noah Casey, Kalaheo

2nd Place: Robert Lemon & Joshua Casey, Kalaheo

Digital Media

John Fink, KFVE

Ka'ola Luning & Kaleo Wong, Hika'alani

1st Place: Grace Benton & Ami Kinnamon, Kalaheo

2nd Place: Ashley Lopez, Mahina Ornellas, & Keely Smith, Kailua

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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