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. 

Academic Word List (AWL) Highlighter

The main purpose of this website is to help students expand their academic vocabulary using the Academic Word List (AWL). However, teachers can also use this online tool to help identify academic vocabulary words in instructional text. The AWL, created by Dr. Averil Coxhead, consists of the 570...

Number of views: 3,394
Date created: 07/30/2014 - 11:12

Effective Teaching Strategies for Middle School Learners in Multicultural, Multilingual Classrooms

This article explores teacher evaluations of researcher-endorsed instructional strategies employed by 16 middle school teachers in Florida to address the developmental and educational needs of their students.

Type: Knowledge
Number of views: 1,675
Date created: 06/16/2014 - 09:40

Culturally Appropriate Curriculum: A Research-Based Rationale

This chapter examines theoretical and practical research studies that support and inform the development of culturally appropriate curriculum for American Indian children in K–12 classrooms.

Type: Knowledge
Number of views: 1,117
Date created: 06/16/2014 - 09:55

Learning Styles of American Indian/Alaska Native Students: A Review of the Literature and Implications for Practice

The author of this article reviews theories, research, and models of the learning styles of American Indian/Alaska Native students, suggesting that they generally learn in ways characterized by social/affective emphasis, harmony, holistic perspectives, expressive creativity, and nonverbal...

Type: Knowledge
Number of views: 439
Date created: 07/29/2014 - 09:52

What works? Explorations in improving outcomes for Indigenous students

In December 1997, Australia launched a series of Strategic Results Projects (SRPs) designed to explore methods for improving outcomes of aboriginal students. This major report summarizes results from more than 80 funded projects focusing on one or more of the following priorities: educational...

Type: Knowledge
Number of views: 325
Date created: 12/30/2014 - 14:11

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: 250
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: 243
Date created: 11/26/2014 - 09:02

Gifted Native American Students—Overlooked and Underserved: A Long-Overdue Call for Research and Action

The researchers in this article conducted a comprehensive review of the literature on gifted Native Americans. Using focus groups from three American Indian tribes, assumptions about Native American students were reviewed and addressed with regard to identifying and serving gifted Native American...

Type: Knowledge
Number of views: 234
Date created: 11/25/2014 - 09:02

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