Assesment Tools:

“Strive for the summit,” that was the motto of Queen Kapi‘olani. Our kūpuna never did anything that was less than perfection. According to the journals of Captain James Cook, Hawaiians were the most industrious peoples he had ever seen. Our ancestors knew that anything worth doing should be done right. As such, they also understood the value of periodic testing and assessment so that students of a craft or skill could make progress, knowing where their strengths and weaknesses were. This periodic testing allowed warriors to become fierce opponents, for navigators to travel successfully on long journeys, home-builders to make the perfect thatching for houses, etc.

Following that traditional concept of assessment, we also strive to assess the abilities of ourselves and our students to comprehend and communicate in Hawaiian language and the cultural contexts in which Hawaiian language is used."