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This page provides users with the current status of all online HSAP systems. From this page, users may also access the individual systems.
The Hawaii DOE Testing website provides updates and information on statewide assessments. Employees with access to the Hawaii DOE Intranet may also sign in and access the Assessment and Accountability page.
Hawaii NGSS Elementary School Cluster Specifications /core/fileparse.php/3388/urlt/Hawaii-NGSS-Elementary-School-Specifications_02-27-19.pdf
Hawaii NGSS Middle School Cluster Specifications /core/fileparse.php/3388/urlt/Hawaii-NGSS-Middle-School-Specifications_02-27-19.pdf
Hawaii NGSS Biology EOC Cluster Specifications /core/fileparse.php/3388/urlt/Hawaii-NGSS-Biology-EOC-Specifications_3-24-19.pdf

These documents present cluster specifications for use with the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS). There are specifications for each of the grades 3 to 5 NGSS Performance Expectations that will be included in the Elementary Science Assessment, administered in grade 5; for each of the grades 6 to 8 NGSS Performance Expectations that will be included in the Middle School Science Assessment, administered in grade 8; and for the NGSS Performance Expectations that will be included in the Biology End of Course Exam, beginning in Spring 2020.

The item cluster specifications are designed to guide the work of item writers and the review of item clusters by stakeholders. They can also be helpful to teachers as they implement the NGSS and prepare students for the upcoming NGSS assessments.

Help Desk Intake Form /core/fileparse.php/3388/urlt/Help-Desk-Intake-Form.docx
This form can be used to gather key information that the Help Desk often needs in order to work on a case. To help move cases more quickly to the appropriate Help Desk agent, please fill in the form and copy and paste it in your initial email to the Help Desk along with a description of the issue you are reporting.
HIDOE NGSS Fact Sheet /core/fileparse.php/3388/urlt/HIDOE_NGSS_FactSheet.pdf

This document provides information on the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS), their adoption as the Hawaii Science Standards, and what NGSS will look like in the classroom.

NGSS Family Guide: Grades 3-5 /core/fileparse.php/3388/urlt/NGSS_Family_Guide_for_Grades_3-5.pdf
NGSS Family Guide: Grades 6-8 /core/fileparse.php/3388/urlt/NGSS_Family_Guide_for_Grades_6-8.pdf
NGSS Family Guide: High School /core/fileparse.php/3388/urlt/NGSS_Family_Guide_for_High_School.pdf

The NGSS Parent Guides describe the Next Generation Science Standards and illustrate how they help students build a cohesive understanding of science over time.

NGSS Assessments Test Design, Test Blueprints, and Sample Items /core/fileparse.php/3388/urlt/Hawaii-NGSS-Test-Design-and-Blueprints-Sample-Items-SY19-20.pdf

This document provides information on the HSA Science (NGSS) Grades 5 and 8 and Biology 1 End of Course (NGSS) Exam test design including test blueprints and sample items.

The Parent Information Booklet (PIB) includes information for the grades 3–8 and 11 Smarter Balanced ELA/Literacy and Mathematics Assessments and the grades 5 and 8 Hawaii State Science (NGSS) Assessments. This Parent Information Booklet (PIB) in English is also available in 14 languages.

Participation and non-participation letters that schools may send to parents along with the Parent Information Booklet about the grades 3-8 and 11 Smarter Balanced ELA/Literacy and Mathematics Assessments and the grades 5 and 8 Hawaii State Science (NGSS) Assessments are available in English and 14 translated languages.

These parent letters are Word documents that can be edited by school level staff members. Edits may include a school’s testing schedule, principal’s signature, and school phone number. If a student is included in two populations, e.g., IDEA-eligible and Home/Hospital Instruction, a customized parent letter can be created by inserting the appropriate text from the parent letter for each of these two populations.