STAND. COM. REP. NO.318-02

Honolulu, Hawaii

, 2002

RE: H.B. No. 2353

H.D. 1




Honorable Calvin K.Y. Say

Speaker, House of Representatives

Twenty-First State Legislature

Regular Session of 2002

State of Hawaii


Your Committee on Education, to which was referred H.B. No. 2353, H.D. 1, entitled:


begs leave to report as follows:

The purpose of this bill is to amend the law relating to statewide performance standards.

In particular, this bill requires the Department of Education to establish procedures and guidelines, and perform annual testing, of students in reading and math reasoning skills on a grade-by-grade basis using the Standard Achievement Test number 9.

Your Committee agrees with the intent of this bill, and finds that it will greatly increase the accountability of both the Department of Education and all public schools in ensuring a quality education for Hawaii's students.

As affirmed by the record of votes of the members of your Committee on Education that is attached to this report, your Committee is in accord with the intent and purpose of H.B. No. 2353, H.D. 1, and recommends that it pass Second Reading and be referred to the Committee on Finance.

Respectfully submitted on behalf of the members of the Committee on Education,



KEN ITO, Chair