Innovative Research-Based Best Practices

To achieve its vision and strategic plan goals, HC has developed a research-based model and framework designed to ensure the academic achievement and success of students. The model presents a perspective of how state and federal funding, grants, and Kamehameha Schools resource support comes together to enable our success. This is especially important in the context of sustainability. The schools can often secure temporary funding to undertake an initiative.  However, a stable funding source like Kamehameha Schools is critical to a sustainment strategy.

The model as depicted in the diagram below reflects the immediacy of teacher and leadership quality to the single outcome of student achievement. Surrounding teacher and leadership quality are those research-based innovations which enrich teacher and leadership quality and ultimately student achievement. These targeted innovations are aligned with the HC Strategic Plan, emphasizing the following necessary conditions for student success:

• P-20 aligned curriculum, instruction, and assessment
• Expanded Learning Time (ELT)
• Professional Learning Communities and the use of student data to inform        and assess teaching and learning for each student (PLCs)
• Competency based models for teacher and leader reflection, professional        growth, evaluation, and retention
• Pay-for-Performance
• Early introduction of the new Common Core standards
• Leadership development and support


In accordance with Federal civil rights law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, the USDA, its Agencies, offices, and employees, and institutions participating in or administering USDA programs are prohibited from discriminating based on race, color, national origin, sex, disability, age, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity in any program or activity conducted or funded by USDA.


Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication for program information (e.g. Braille, large print, audiotape, American Sign Language, etc.), should contact the Agency (State or local) where they applied for benefits. Individuals who are deaf, hard of hearing or have speech disabilities may contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339. Additionally, program information may be made available in languages other than English.


To file a program complaint of discrimination, complete the USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form, (AD-3027) found online at: How to File a Complaint, and at any USDA office, or write a letter addressed to USDA and provide in the letter all of the information requested in the form. To request a copy of the complaint form, call (866) 632-9992. Submit your completed form or letter to USDA by:


  1.  mail: U.S. Department of Agriculture Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights 1400 Independence Avenue, SW, Washington, D.C. 20250-9410;

  2. fax: (202) 690-7442; or

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This institution is an equal opportunity provider.