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. 

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: 134
Date created: 10/06/2014 - 12:00

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: 133
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: 130
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: 127
Date created: 08/18/2014 - 10:10

Math in a Cultural Context

Math in a Cultural Context (MCC) is set of interrelated, federally-funded projects that collaborate with Yup’ik elders, teachers, and Alaskan school districts to create culturally-based curriculum materials. MCC has produced supplemental mathematics modules (three for grade 2, one for grades 3–5,...

Number of views: 123
Date created: 04/28/2016 - 13:07

English 10 and 11 First Peoples: Teacher Resource Guide

This document provides full unit planning guides for courses that satisfy grade 10 and grade 11 English language arts (ELA) requirements in British Columbia. Each unit includes preparation guides, suggested texts, external resources, and suggested writing assessment materials or assessment rubrics...

Number of views: 120
Date created: 08/11/2014 - 11:45

A Review of the Research Literature on the Influences of Culturally Based Education on the Academic Performance of Native American Students

The purpose of this review is to collect and critically review the research literature on the impact of culturally based education programs (Culturally Based Education) on school performance of American Indian (AI), Alaska Native (AN), and Native Hawaiian children. As directed, the review includes...

Number of views: 120
Date created: 10/06/2014 - 11:20

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: 118
Date created: 03/31/2015 - 11:19

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