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. 

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: 1,963
Date created: 06/16/2014 - 09:40

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: 147
Date created: 06/16/2014 - 09:49

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: 1,334
Date created: 06/16/2014 - 09:55

Reading and Language Arts Curricula in Elementary and Secondary Education for American Indians and Alaska Natives

In this article, the author reviews literature addressing reading and language arts curricula for Native students, with a goal to provide teachers with helpful instructional tools. An overview is presented of theories of first and second language acquisition and learning, stages of language...

Type: Knowledge
Number of views: 108
Date created: 07/29/2014 - 09:31

The Potential of a Culturally Based Supplemental Mathematics Curriculum to Improve the Mathematics Performance of Alaska Native and Other Students

This randomized controlled trial conducted in Alaska examined the efficacy of the reform-oriented and culturally based Math in a Cultural Context (MCC) teacher training and curriculum. The results show that the Picking Berries (representing and measuring) and Going to Egg Island (grouping and place...

Type: Knowledge
Number of views: 179
Date created: 07/29/2014 - 09:36

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: 536
Date created: 07/29/2014 - 09:52

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

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: 122
Date created: 08/18/2014 - 10:07

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