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. 

In Our Own Words: Bringing Authentic First Peoples Content to the K–3 Classroom

This document provides guidance and tools for K–3 teachers about incorporating First Peoples content into their teaching practice. It includes several lesson plans for each grade divided into eight units, such as “Gifts from the Earth” and “The Power of Stories.” Most lesson plans include...

Number of views: 115
Date created: 08/11/2014 - 11:55

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: 110
Date created: 08/11/2014 - 11:41

Findings and Recommendations Prepared by the Bureau of Indian Education Study Group Submitted to the Secretaries of the Departments of the Interior and Education

In 2013, Secretary Sally Jewell of the U.S. Department of the Interior and Secretary Arne Duncan of the U.S. Department of Education (ED) formed an American Indian Education Study Group, consisting of academics, school practitioners, lawyers, and experts in American Indian affairs. The purpose of...

Type: Knowledge
Number of views: 106
Date created: 12/24/2014 - 09:01

A Review and Analysis of the Research on Native American Students

This article reviews recent research on the achievement gaps of Native American students compared to white, Latino, and black students, focusing primarily on empirically rigorous research studies.

Type: Knowledge
Number of views: 99
Date created: 03/31/2015 - 10:06

Guidelines for Respecting Cultural Knowledge

This document provides sets of clearly articulated guidelines that address issues of concern in the documentation, representation, and utilization of traditional cultural knowledge as they relate to the roles of various participants, including Elders, authors, curriculum developers, classroom...

Type: Guidance
Number of views: 96
Date created: 06/16/2014 - 09:44

Benchmarking State Implementation of College- and Career-Readiness Standards, Aligned Assessments and Related Reforms: Cross-State Findings

The Southern Regional Education Board conducted a multi-year study of how 14 states are implementing college- and career-ready standards. This report is part of a series for the "Benchmarking State Implementation of Common Core Standards" project.

Type: Knowledge
Number of views: 92
Date created: 03/11/2015 - 10:43

Teaching Mathematics in a First Peoples Context: Grades 8 and 9

This document provides unit planning guides for courses that satisfy grade 8 and grade 9 mathematics requirements in British Columbia. Each unit includes preparation guides, suggested texts, external resources, and suggested writing assessment materials or assessment rubrics, as appropriate. All...

Number of views: 87
Date created: 08/11/2014 - 11:48

The Two-Way Immersion Toolkit

This resource provides extensive, detailed information on how to implement and maintain a two-way immersion or dual language program. The authors provide insight and guidance on choosing instructional models, creating lesson plans, and facilitating parent involvement. This resource is applicable to...

Number of views: 85
Date created: 09/29/2016 - 16:18

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