Hawaiian-focused Charter School (HFCS)

Culturally Relevant Assessment

Seventeen HFCS participate in the Culturally Relevant Assessment (CRA) project that cascades from the HFCS Vision of the Graduate. Project objectives include cultural competency, readiness for the next level, and academic growth. Three working groups developed tools that explore the following research question:

What is the evidence of the HFCS Vision of the Graduate?


Cultural Knowledge, Responsibility to ʻOhana, Community and Environment:

Demonstrate, understand, apply Hawaiian values, respect and honor genealogy, recognize and accept leadership roles to manifest cultural knowledge, know a place (history, resources) as a piko and a foundation for making larger connections, understand importance of reciprocal relationships and responsibilities in a cultural context

College and Career Readiness:

Communicate effectively (verbal, oral, technologies), a lifelong learner for future competence, able to plan to attain current and future goals, provide adequately for self and family

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