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This resource provides a link to the answer keys for the Smarter Balanced Practice Tests, the HSA Science Training Tests and Practice Tests, and the EOC Exams Practice Tests.
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.

Home Schooling Guidelines /core/fileparse.php/3388/urlt/Home-Schooling-Guidelines-2014-2015-Updated1.pdf

The parents of home-schooled students who have registered their students at public schools or public charter schools need to be given the testing options included in Hawai‘i Administrative Rules, Chapter 12: Compulsory Attendance Exceptions.

HSA Science Family Reports Interpretive Guide 2018-2019 /core/fileparse.php/3388/urlt/HI-Spring-2019-HSA-Science-Interpretive-Guide-080119.pdf
HSA Science Family Reports Cover Letter 2018-2019 /core/fileparse.php/3388/urlt/2018-2019-HSA-Science-Assessment-Family-Report-Parent-Cover-Letter.docx

This Interpretive Guide is intended to help parents and educators understand how to read and find information contained in the family report. The cover letter is a document schools can print and send to parents along with the family report.

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.

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.