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SB778 Hearing

March 18, 2015 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am

Why should you support the bill?

This bill is similar in nature to OHA’s Hawaiian Language Assessment bill (HB208 and SB437) and basically requires the Department of Education to administer fair and accurate assessment tests for our Hawaiian language immersion students. Learn more about the bill by reading the whitepaper.

For more information about SB778 or other bills from our 2015 legislative package, please visit oha.org/legislation.

How can you support the bill?

Support the bill by logging into the Hawai‘i State Capitol website and submit testimony or testify in-person.

Sample Testimony

I strongly SUPPORT SB778 which would require the Department of Education to collaborate with the Hawaiian language community to develop accurate assessment tests for our Hawaiian language immersion students. I believe that the perpetuation of the Hawaiian language holds significant importance to the identity of our state and should be valued. As such, Hawaiian language immersion students and families who have chosen immersion education over traditional school deserve an assessment that accurately reflects their knowledge base rooted in their cultural practices. I urge the committee to PASS this bill.


March 18, 2015
10:00 am - 11:00 am
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State Capitol – Conference Room 325
Hawaii State Capitol
Honolulu, HI 96813 United States
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