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. 

Common Core State Standards and Implications for Special Populations

This policy brief explores the potential impact of the implementation of Common Core State Standards on students with disabilities, Native American students, and English language learners, and gives examples of implementation targeting these populations, followed by recommendations and questions...

Type: Guidance
Number of views: 204
Date created: 10/06/2014 - 09:55

Revitalising Indigenous Languages in Homogenising Times

This article details data from three well-documented American Indian language immersion programs—Hawaiian, Keres (Pueblo), and Navajo—and from an ongoing large comparative study of language shift/retention in six Indian school-community sites. The data suggest that immersion schooling serves the...

Type: Knowledge
Number of views: 118
Date created: 08/18/2014 - 10:07

Leaving No American Indian/Alaska Native Behind: Identifying Reading Strengths and Needs

In this study, the author looks beyond high-stakes assessment to highlight reading strengths of and needs for a group of fourth grade American Indian students in order to provide specific information to guide instruction. A description of skills considered basic to proficient reading is followed by...

Type: Knowledge
Number of views: 110
Date created: 10/06/2014 - 11:14

Reading and Language Arts Curricula in Elementary and Secondary Education for American Indians and Alaska Natives

In this article, the author reviews literature addressing reading and language arts curricula for Native students, with a goal to provide teachers with helpful instructional tools. An overview is presented of theories of first and second language acquisition and learning, stages of language...

Type: Knowledge
Number of views: 107
Date created: 07/29/2014 - 09:31

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: 104
Date created: 04/28/2016 - 13:14

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: 81
Date created: 04/28/2016 - 13:13

Authentic First Peoples Resources: Books for Use in K–7 Classrooms

This is a great resource that identifies more than 100 books, historical and contemporary, by and/or about First Peoples (the terminology used in Canada to refer to the indigenous peoples of the Americas who are neither Inuit or Métis). The books depict themes and issues that are important within...

Number of views: 77
Date created: 06/13/2014 - 16:29

Native American Developmental Disabilities Needs Assessment

The purpose of this study was to better understand the needs of American Indians and Alaska Natives (AI/AN) with developmental disabilities (DD). A secondary goal was to improve and/or expand services. Methodology included a survey and interviews with representative AI/AN samples. 

Type: Guidance
Number of views: 59
Date created: 04/28/2016 - 13:04

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