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. 

Handbook for Culturally Responsive Science Curriculum

This handbook presents an overview of culturally responsive Alaska Native science curriculum, including vignettes and samples of classroom lessons. The author describes ways in which existing learning models can be modified to include Alaskan Native methods for teaching and learning, with...

Type: Guidance
Number of views: 283
Date created: 04/28/2016 - 13:06

Meeting the Needs of American Indian/Native American Students

This publication was based on a request from the Minnesota Department of Education for information on best practices for closing American Indian students' achievement gap. Following an established Regional Educational Laboratory (REL) Midwest research protocol, the REL Midwest conducted a search...

Type: Guidance
Number of views: 280
Date created: 11/26/2014 - 09:02

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: 201
Date created: 10/06/2014 - 09:55

Striving to Achieve: Helping Native American Students Succeed

This report details the overall school experience for American Indian, Alaska Native, and Native Hawaiian students. Included are discussions of the Native student and information about where Native students live and attend school.  Data showing the number of students in specific states is provided...

Type: Guidance
Number of views: 156
Date created: 11/26/2014 - 10:02

Against All Odds: Reversing Low Achievement of One School's Native American Students

This article is about Lapwai Elementary School, located on the Nez Perce Reservation in northern Idaho, which serves a K–6 population of 302 students, 84 percent of whom are Native American, and its success in raising student achievement. The article discusses the steps and initiatives that...

Type: Guidance
Number of views: 144
Date created: 10/06/2014 - 12:00

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: 118
Date created: 05/31/2016 - 13:06

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: 113
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: 100
Date created: 04/28/2016 - 13:14

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