Data for School Improvement, DSI, is the Hawaii Department of Education’s formative assessment tool and part of a curriculum development learning management system. The DSI system is a common tool for all schools that supports the formative assessment strategy in the Hawaii Department of Education's strategic plan and will provide data to inform and adjust instruction to address student needs.
It is the first Hawaii Department of Education software application for teachers and students that is integrated with the Student Information System, Lotus Notes as a centralized authentication system and the Centralized Service Desk to provide technical support.
On April 25, 2013 Global Scholar announced that it will phase out the Pinnacle Instruction software known to Hawaii DOE users as DSI after school year 2013-2014. DSI will operate as usual for school year 2013-2014. See memo in Lotus Notes Memos & Notices - Data for School Improvement (DSI) Update 6/25/13.
Support for DSI
Support procedures will remain the same for DSI utilizing the Centralized Service Desk. Global Scholar will continue to support DSI until June 30, 2014.
Exporting assessments from DSI
Global Scholar is working on a solution for users to export assessments and assessment items from DSI. An announcement will be made when this function is ready.
Replacement for DSI
There is ongoing discussion on whether or not there will be an altenative for DSI. Information will be made available when there are updates.
Hawaiian item bank
There will be no further development of the Hawaiian item bank in DSI.
Additional Common Core assessment items
There will be no further development on increasing the common core item bank in DSI.
Science and Social Studies assessment items
There will be no further development to create science and social studies item banks in DSI.