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ʻĀina-Based Learning Assessment Framework

ABL learning cycle of muʻo liko kumuOla Pono: Life Values 

‘Ōlelo no‘eau: He pūkoʻa kani ʻāina 

A coral reef that grows into an island.

A person beginning in a small way gains steadily until he becomes firmly established.


Māhua means to increase, thrive, flourish. This action is symbolic of the student’s transformation into fertile land that supports the continued cycle of planting and growing new generations of mālama ‘āina-grounded leaders.


This project was supported by a U.S. D.O.E. Title III Native Hawaiian Serving Grant.