CDS Projects

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Kakau Mea Nui

The purpose of the Kākau mea nui (Writing Matters) Project was to increase the writing proficiency of all students, with an emphasis on the educational needs of Native Hawaiian students. Waimanalo Elementary and Intermediate School teachers (K-8) and support personnel participated in on-going professional development and data team activities to increase skills in writing instruction and writing across content areas. Teachers are acquired skills in evidenced-based writing activities and strategies, aligned with the Common Core State Standards, that were identified to: increase the quality of writing instruction; increase the quantity of writing across all content areas; and provide a supplemental web-based writing tool for students in grades 4-8.

Project Funding
Funding Agency: 
US Department of Education, Native Hawaiian Education Programs