Data are collected using publicly available state statute, administrative code and, in some cases, curriculum and standards frameworks. A profile was sent to each state for review and modification, as needed.
|Civics, Citizenship or Social Studies High School Graduation Requirements|
|Are there high school graduation requirement in civics or citizenship education?||4 credits including: U.S. History and Government (1.0 credit); and World History and Culture (1.0 credit); and Modern History of Hawaii (0.5 credit); and Participation in a Democracy (0.5 credit); and Social Studies basic elective (1.0 credit)
|Civics, Citizenship or Social Studies Standards and Curriculum Frameworks|
|State standards include civics or citizenship education||The Hawaii Content and Performance Standards III (grade-level standards) include a strand of standards for Political Science/Civics: Governance, Democracy and Interaction and for Political Science/Civics: Participation and Citizenship.
Sample standards/benchmarks include: understanding the roles, rights (personal, economic, political), and responsibilities of American citizens and exercising them in civic action by: demonstrating own roles and responsibilities in caring for others and the environment (grade 2) by explaining the responsibilities of citizens in a representative democracy (grade 8) and demonstrating the role of a citizen in civic action by selecting a problem, gathering information, proposing a solution, creating an action plan, and showing evidence of implementation (grade 9).
|The Hawaii Content and Performance Standards III (2005)
|Curriculum frameworks include civics or citizenship education||N/A|
|Civics, Citizenship or Social Studies Inclusion in Assessment and Accountability Systems|
|State assessments include civics, citizenship education or social studies||The Educational Accountability System requires an annual statewide assessment program that provides a report card containing trend data on several key areas, including performance indicators related to civic responsibility.||HRS §302A-1004|
|State accountability system includes civics, citizenship education or social studies||The Educational Accountability System involves an annual statewide assessment program that provides a report card containing trend data on school, school complex, and system performance at selected benchmark grade levels with performance indicators in areas relating to student achievement, safety and well-being, and civic responsibility. The accountability system shall assess and track measures of academic achievement, safety and well-being and civic responsibility of individual students. It also includes an evaluation of the effectiveness of complex area superintendents and principals in supporting several issues, including students’ civic responsibility.||HRS §302A-1004|
|Civics, Citizenship or Social Studies Addressed in Other State Statutes or Administrative Code|
|State statutes (laws) that address civics, citizenship education or social studies||Minimum curriculum includes each of the following core content areas: (1) Language arts; (2) Mathematics; (3) Science; and (4) Social studies."||HRS §302A-321 (b)|
|State administrative code addressed civics, citizenship education or social studies||N/A|