Educational achievement is a pressing issue today for American Indian/Alaska Native (AI/AN) students. National and state assessment results show that AI/AN youth underperform compared to their peers in other groups. Across the board, AI/AN students graduate from high school at a lower rate and drop out of school at a higher rate. The animation and resources in this section discuss in detail the AI/AN achievement gap.
The Framework is a compilation of ideas and lessons learned from a variety of sources, most recently the Common Core State Standards (CCSS) and the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) implementation plans. The Framework provides a general model for implementing new or revised content standards. The Framework is labeled as version 1.0, recognizing that it may evolve and be updated based on user feedback.
The goal of close reading is to enable students to deeply engage with high-quality, challenging texts so that they will achieve key goals of College and Career Ready Standards by being able to read, comprehend, and evaluate increasingly complex text independently. This Spotlight centers on the CSAI produced resource, Supporting Students in Close Reading. It also includes examples, multi-media tools, and further reading on the subject of close reading.
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SEDL's free biannual resources list includes college- and career-readiness standards and assessment materials from the federal content centers, comprehensive centers, and regional educational laboratories, as well as other organizations with expertise in education policy, research, and technical assistance.
Achieve has announced a 9-12 Call to Action. Achieve, in collaboration with Student Achievement Partners, is looking for educators and developers to submit high-quality units aligned to the Common Core State Standards (CCSS) that address specific grade 9-12 high-priority standards. The submission process is open to everyone. Developers of units that are identified as Exemplars by the EQuIP quality review process will receive an award of $1,500 as well as wide dissemination and recognition of their efforts. All Exemplar units will be made freely available for download and use by educators across the country. For more information, visit the link above.
Smarter Balanced New Digital Library Webinars
Smarter Balanced is hosting new Digital Library Spotlight Webinar series: one from Illustrative Mathematics and another on Supporting Students with Disabilities. The Spotlight Webinars are facilitated by national experts and innovative practitioners and highlight Digital Library resources related to relevant topics.
Registration for the webinars is required. Details about the two Spotlight series, including dates, times, and links to register for the webinars, are included in links above.