General Learer Outcomes (GLOs)

General Learner Outcomes, or GLOs, are the over-arching goals of standards-based learning for all students in all grade levels. Observable behaviors, which are demonstrated in daily classroom activities, are evidence of GLOs. Student effort, work habits, and behavior are important, and they must be evaluated separately from academic performance in the content areas (in accordance with Board of Education Policy 4501: Assessing/Grading Student Performance).

Basic courses offered at Kawananakoa Middle School support students in achieving the Hawai'i Department of Education’s six GLOs. The GLOs permeate all aspects of teaching and learning to help students become effective and productive citizens. They are an integral part of the school culture and do not exist in isolation. 

The Six GLOs

Self-Directed Learner

The ability to be responsible for one's own learning.

Community Contributor

The understanding that it is essential for human beings to work together.

Complex Thinker

The ability to demonstrate critical thinking and problem solving.

Quality Producer

The ability to recognize and produce quality performance and quality products.

Effective Communicator

The ability to communicate effectively.

Effective and Ethical User of Technology

The ability to use a variety of technologies effectively and ethically.

How Can Students Achieve the GLOs?

All of our teachers integrate the six GLOs into their classrooms through daily routines, classroom rules, lessons, activities, projects, and more. The GLOs are also embedded in our Kawananakoa 3R’s! By following the 3R's, our students can reach the GLOs!


Caring for self, others, and surroundings


Being accountable for one's actions


Overcoming or positively coping with challenges in one's life