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. 

Aboriginal Education Beyond Words: Creating Racism-Free Schools for Aboriginal Learners

This document begins with a narrative history of racism/assimilation with respect to aboriginal peoples in Canada. While not directly related to Native Americans in the United States, many of the themes and ideas are representative of the same issues in the United States. This document offers...

Type: Guidance
Number of views: 99
Date created: 08/11/2014 - 11:41

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: 128
Date created: 08/11/2014 - 11:45

Teaching Mathematics in a First Peoples Context: Grades 8 and 9

This document provides unit planning guides for courses that satisfy grade 8 and grade 9 mathematics requirements in British Columbia. Each unit includes preparation guides, suggested texts, external resources, and suggested writing assessment materials or assessment rubrics, as appropriate. All...

Number of views: 85
Date created: 08/11/2014 - 11:48

Bilingual Curriculum among the Northern Arapaho: Oral Tradition, Literacy, and Performance

In this article, the author suggests that “Northern Arapaho language classrooms, led by Native-speaking, traditionally oriented elders, offer perhaps the best example within the culture of how traditional practices of oral performance can be mediated via written materials in such a way that...

Type: Knowledge
Number of views: 54
Date created: 08/11/2014 - 11:53

In Our Own Words: Bringing Authentic First Peoples Content to the K–3 Classroom

This document provides guidance and tools for K–3 teachers about incorporating First Peoples content into their teaching practice. It includes several lesson plans for each grade divided into eight units, such as “Gifts from the Earth” and “The Power of Stories.” Most lesson plans include...

Number of views: 108
Date created: 08/11/2014 - 11:55

Building Bridges to Success for First Nation, Métis, and Inuit Students: Developing Policies for Voluntary, Confidential Aboriginal Student Self-Identification: Successful Practices for Ontario School Boards

This document provides guidance for educational organizations to create and implement systems that allow students to self-identify as Aboriginal people. The collected data can then be used for student services and to monitor student achievement. While many of the legal concerns would be different...

Type: Guidance
Number of views: 29
Date created: 08/11/2014 - 12:04

Aboriginal Education Strategy: First Nation, Métis and Inuit Education Policy Framework

This website contains the comprehensive aboriginal education policy for the province of Ontario, Canada. It includes a policy framework, information from conferences, and curriculum guides. The navigation tab includes extensive lesson plans and course expectations for elementary and secondary...

Type: Guidance
Number of views: 24
Date created: 08/13/2014 - 11:12

The Aboriginal Education K–12 Resource Guide, Volume 2

This Australian document provides guidelines for selecting and using aboriginal resources in K–12 classrooms, as wells as reviews of many potential resources. The guidelines in particular may be of interest to educators in the United States, and teachers may find the reviewed resources useful....

Number of views: 250
Date created: 08/13/2014 - 11:14

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