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: 30
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: 87
Date created: 08/09/2016 - 12:08

Engaging Native American Learners with Rigor and Cultural Relevance

In this brief, the Center for Comprehensive School Reform and Improvement presents three strategies to increase Native American student achievement and engagement. The strategies focus on: instructional practices, curriculum content, and school climate.

Type: Guidance
Number of views: 95
Date created: 05/31/2016 - 13:06

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: 47
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: 58
Date created: 04/28/2016 - 13:20

The Condition of College & Career Readiness 2015: American Indian Students

This report is the latest in a series of annual reports published by ACT to highlight the progress of U.S. high school graduates based on college readiness. This particular report is focused on American Indian students, with the authors suggesting the report be used to understand how well these...

Type: Guidance
Number of views: 60
Date created: 04/28/2016 - 13:17

Developing Culturally Based Science Curriculum for Native American Classrooms

In this paper, the author briefly discusses the importance of culturally response education for American Indian/Alaska Native (AI/AN) students and how culturally responsive principles can be applied to science instruction. In this article, Gilbert describes how researchers collaborated with tribal...

Type: Guidance
Number of views: 94
Date created: 04/28/2016 - 13:15

Focus on American Indian English Language Learners

In this bulletin, WIDA presents guiding principles for educators working with American Indian students identified as English language learners (ELLs). These principles were identified in conjunction with Dr. Bryan McKinley Jones Brayboy, President’s Professor and Borderlands Professor of Indigenous...

Type: Guidance
Number of views: 90
Date created: 04/28/2016 - 13:14

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