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. 

Education in Indian Country: Obstacles and Opportunity

On most measures of education success, Native American students trail behind every other racial and ethnic student subgroup. This series comprises Education Week’s exploration of the reasons for this situation.  A writer, a photographer, and a videographer from Education Week documented their...

Type: Knowledge
Number of views: 135
Date created: 09/12/2014 - 12:17

Schooling for Self-Determination: Research on the Effects of Including Native Language and Culture in the Schools

This digest briefly reviews the impacts of assimilationist education for American Indian and Alaska Native (AI/AN) students and describes recent examples of successful AI/AN schools that incorporate students’ Native language and traditional culture into the curriculum. Four exemplary AI/AN programs...

Type: Knowledge
Number of views: 135
Date created: 06/16/2014 - 09:49

Promising Practices in First Nations, Métis, and Inuit Education: Case Studies of Two Alberta Schools

This report describes two case studies of practices implemented by two schools participating in Alberta (Canada) Education’s School-Community Learning Environment Project. The report provides a literature review of current research in Aboriginal Education, followed by a background section providing...

Type: Knowledge
Number of views: 132
Date created: 08/18/2014 - 10:10

Effective Standards-Based Practices for Native American Students: A Review of Research Literature

From the report abstract: "Research and related literature were reviewed to summarize evidence on the effectiveness of different instructional practices for helping Native American students meet standards. In English language arts, 16 reports were reviewed. In mathematics, 8 reports were reviewed....

Type: Knowledge
Number of views: 121
Date created: 03/31/2015 - 11:19

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: 111
Date created: 08/18/2014 - 10:07

Four Hundred Years of Evidence: Culture, Pedagogy, and Native America

Drawing from several major historical Native American education successes, Professor Roland Tharp proposes and supports seven "Standards for Effective Pedagogy" that are applicable to all students, not just Native American students. The standards are: 

Type: Knowledge
Number of views: 109
Date created: 03/31/2015 - 14:41

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: 106
Date created: 10/06/2014 - 11:14

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: 104
Date created: 08/09/2016 - 12:08

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