Resource Library

The Center on Standards and Assessment Implementation (CSAI) reviews a variety of resources, ranging from guidance documents, research papers, and policy briefs to tools and websites aimed at supporting state and local education agency leadership in making decisions about their standards, assessment programs, and accountability systems. Reviewed resources are added monthly. 

Summer Residential Program Experiences as Perceived by Gifted Diné Youth

This qualitative study examines the experiences and perceptions of ten gifted Diné (Navajo) students from low-income families who received full scholarships to attend a university-based summer residential program. The effects of the residential enrichment program on these students is explored....

Type: Knowledge
Number of views: 38
Date created: 11/25/2014 - 09:49

Gifted Native American Students—Overlooked and Underserved: A Long-Overdue Call for Research and Action

The researchers in this article conducted a comprehensive review of the literature on gifted Native Americans. Using focus groups from three American Indian tribes, assumptions about Native American students were reviewed and addressed with regard to identifying and serving gifted Native American...

Type: Knowledge
Number of views: 254
Date created: 11/25/2014 - 09:02

Field Ecology in a Cultural Context

The authors of this article describe their development of  a module that integrates modern ecological theory within an American Indian (AI) cultural framework. In the weeklong field study course in Hot Springs, South Dakota, Lakota Sioux high school students explore woodpecker habitat selection and...

Number of views: 53
Date created: 10/06/2014 - 12:03

A Review of the Research Literature on the Influences of Culturally Based Education on the Academic Performance of Native American Students

The purpose of this review is to collect and critically review the research literature on the impact of culturally based education programs (Culturally Based Education) on school performance of American Indian (AI), Alaska Native (AN), and Native Hawaiian children. As directed, the review includes...

Number of views: 124
Date created: 10/06/2014 - 11:20

The American Indian Education KnowledgeBase

The American Indian Education KnowledgeBase is an online resource to aid education professionals in their efforts to serve American Indian (AI) students and close the achievement gap between AI students and other student subgroups. The website resource has four major components, with classroom...

Type: Knowledge
Number of views: 173
Date created: 09/12/2014 - 12:20

Empowering Teachers to Empower Students: Native American Education Curriculum Guide Grades K–12

This nearly 300-page publication is based on the work of teachers from schools in Northeast Nebraska serving primarily Native American students. The collection of curriculum units for K–12 students incorporates Native American literature and activities into academic areas so that instruction...

Number of views: 232
Date created: 09/12/2014 - 12:15

Bilingual Curriculum among the Northern Arapaho: Oral Tradition, Literacy, and Performance

In this article, the author suggests that “Northern Arapaho language classrooms, led by Native-speaking, traditionally oriented elders, offer perhaps the best example within the culture of how traditional practices of oral performance can be mediated via written materials in such a way that...

Type: Knowledge
Number of views: 53
Date created: 08/11/2014 - 11:53

Aboriginal Education Beyond Words: Creating Racism-Free Schools for Aboriginal Learners

This document begins with a narrative history of racism/assimilation with respect to aboriginal peoples in Canada. While not directly related to Native Americans in the United States, many of the themes and ideas are representative of the same issues in the United States. This document offers...

Type: Guidance
Number of views: 96
Date created: 08/11/2014 - 11:41

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