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. 

Dear Colleague Letter on Frequently Asked Questions about Tribal Consultation—September 26, 2016

In this document, the U.S. Department of Education outlines the requirements of section 8538 under the Every Student Succeeds Act. Section 8538 requires local education agencies (LEAs) to consult with Indian tribes and tribal organizations on issues impacting Native students. In doing so, the...

Type: Knowledge
Number of views: 31
Date created: 09/27/2016 - 10:11

Promising Education Interventions to Improve the Achievement of Native American Students: An Annotated Bibliography

From WestEd: "Historically, American Indian/Alaska Native (AI/AN) students have experienced disproportionately low education achievement relative to their grade-level peers.Further, AI/AN graduation rates continue to drop, and academic achievement lags behind other groups. Improving AI/AN student...

Type: Knowledge
Number of views: 113
Date created: 08/09/2016 - 12:08

American Indian/Alaska Native College Student Retention Strategies

This article compares beliefs about successful student retention strategies between American Indian/Alaska Native students and postsecondary institutional representatives. While institutional representatives identified financial support as a primary motivator for college completion, AI/AN students...

Type: Knowledge
Number of views: 71
Date created: 05/31/2016 - 13:01

Constant Perimeter, Varying Area: A Case Study of Teaching and Learning Mathematics to Design a Fish Rack

This paper describes Math in a Cultural Context: Lessons Learned from Yup’ik Eskimo Elders (MCC modules), a series of modules designed to supplement K–6 mathematics curriculum. The MCC modules are meant to connect mathematics with Yup’ik culture and knowledge in a way that is consistent with...

Type: Knowledge
Number of views: 61
Date created: 04/28/2016 - 13:20

English Learners (ELs) Who Are American Indian and/or Alaska Native (AI/AN)

The Office of English Language Acquisition (OELA) has created two fact sheets that profile American Indian/Alaska Native (AI/AN) students: AI/AN English learners (ELs) and ELs who are AI/AN.

Type: Knowledge
Number of views: 82
Date created: 04/28/2016 - 13:13

School Environment Listening Sessions Final Report

This report describes work conducted for the White House Initiative on American Indian and Alaska Native Education (WHIAIANE). In conjunction with tribal leaders and communities, WHIAIANE conducted a series of listening sessions in October and November 2014 across the United States. At these...

Type: Knowledge
Number of views: 37
Date created: 04/28/2016 - 12:59

The Relevance of Culturally Based Curriculum and Instruction: The Case of Nancy Sharp

In this paper, the authors describe an ethnography of Ms. Sharp’s classroom. Ms. Sharp is the Yup’ik immersion teacher for grades K–3 in an Alaskan community almost entirely comprised of Yup’ik Eskimo. As part of her work with the authors, Ms. Sharp uses mathematics curriculum that was developed to...

Type: Knowledge
Number of views: 58
Date created: 04/28/2016 - 12:58

Family, Community, and School Impacts on American Indian and Alaska Native Students’ Success

Reyhner provides a review of research focused on the impact of community, family, and schools on the academic success of American Indian/Alaska Native (AI/AN) students. There are reviews of literature that provide a broad overview of AI/AN education, but the author narrows the paper down to focus...

Type: Knowledge
Number of views: 67
Date created: 04/28/2016 - 12:55

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