The Hawai‘i P-20 Council has set a goal of "55 by ‘25" where 55% of Hawai‘i’s working age adults will have a two- or four-year degree by 2025. This goal aligns with the University of Hawai‘i’s Hawai‘i Graduation Initiative, which aims to increase the educational capital of the state by increasing postsecondary participation and completion, and with the Hawai‘i State Department of Education’s goal that all students graduate college- and career-ready. President Barack Obama has set a national target: the United States will lead the world with the highest share of college graduates by 2020.
The College and Career Readiness Indicators Report (CCRI) has been developed through Hawai‘i P-20 Partnerships for Education (Hawai‘i P-20) in collaboration with the Hawai‘i State Department of Education (HIDOE) and the University of Hawai‘i (UH). The CCRI provides information on how well students demonstrate they are on a path toward success in college, career and citizenship (see HIDOE’s Strategic Plan).
Indicators selected for this report were originally based on recommendations from Measures that Matter: Making College and Career Readiness the Mission of High Schools (www.achieve.org/measuresthatmatter). Since the initial CCRI production, we have also chosen indicators based on newly available data, as well as its impact on improving student readiness for the workforce or postsecondary education. Additional measures for this report will be incorporated as data becomes available.