As an official language of the State of Hawaiʻi, Hawaiian language should be afforded the same accommodations as English. As the English language based assessment (HSA) is not translated from any other language and is created in English by English language speakers, the Hawaiian language assessment should be created in Hawaiian by Hawaiian language speakers.
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Hawaiʻi is a unique situation as it has two official languages. As such, all educational experiences granted one language of instruction should be granted the other. To treat each language differently would open the door to the legal interpretation of governmental policy as racist and colonial.
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