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American Indian/Alaska Native Students

American Indian/Alaska Native (AI/AN) students have the lowest graduation rates of any racial/ethnic subgroup in the Northwest region. In addition, a disproportionate number of non-Native teachers work with AI/AN students and traditional teacher preservice programs frequently do not prepare teachers to work with these students, whose everyday lives may differ dramatically from their peers. As a result, culturally incongruent practices can inhibit improved student achievement. The NWCC provides technical assistance to build Northwest states’ capacity to support their schools and districts in meeting the unique social and cultural needs of AI/AN students.

The following resources related to this priority area have been compiled by NWCC staff.

Resources

The Condition of College & Career Readiness 2015: American Indian Students


ACT and the National Indian Education Association (NIEA) released a report highlighting that the chasm between academic ambitions and achievement remains wide for American Indian students, as many failed to meet key readiness benchmarks despite plans to attend college. Achievement levels have...

NIEA Resource Repository: Culture-Based Education


The National Indian Education Association (NIEA) has created the Culture-Based Education Repository (CBER) project, designed to house culture-based education (CBE) curriculum aligned with Common Core State Standard (CCSS). The repository will serve as a clearinghouse for quality curriculum...

The Condition of College & Readiness 2014: American Indian Students


ACT released a report designed to help inform the following questions regarding American Indian students: Are American Indian students prepared for college and career? Are enough American Indian students taking core courses? Are core courses rigorous enough? Are younger American Indian students on...

OELA Fast Facts: Profiles of Native American and/or Alaska Native English Learners (ELs)


The Office of English Language Acquisition (OELA) has synthesized key data on Native American/Alaska Native English learners (ELs) into a two-page fact sheet. For example, between 2008 and 2012, the Native American and/or Alaska Native EL population accounted for an estimated 1.4 percent of the...

The Condition of College & Career Readiness 2013: American Indian Students


ACT released a report designed to help inform the following questions regarding American Indian students

Education in Indian Country: Obstacles and Opportunity


Education Week released a package of articles, photographs, and multimedia exploring why, on most measures of educational success, Native American students trail every other racial and ethnic subgroup of students.

STEP Grant Webinar: Innovations, Implications, and Lessons Learned


On October 14, 2013, the Northwest Comprehensive Center at Education Northwest hosted a webinar about the innovations, implications, and lessons learned from the State Tribal Education Partnership (STEP) grants. Representatives from the tribal education agencies who received a STEP grant discussed...

The State of Education for Native Students


The Education Trust released a publication highlighting that despite recent progress in improving achievement among students of color, achievement results for Native students have remained nearly flat. As achievement has stagnated, the gaps separating Native students from their white peers have...

National Indian Education Study


The National Center for Education Statistics released the National Indian Education Study (NIES). The study is designed to describe the condition of education for American Indian and Alaska Native (AI/AN) students in the United States.

Strengthening Indian Country Through Tribal Youth Programs


The American Youth Policy Forum recently released a report examining how Tribal Youth Programs (TYP), supported by the office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP) at the U.S. Department of Justice, are succeeding in improving the lives of youth and strengthening families through...

Indian Education Policies in Five Northwest Region States


This REL Northwest report categorizes the Indian education policies of five Northwest Region states based on 13 key policies identified in the literature. It also describes the legal methods used to adopt them, such as statutes, regulations, and executive orders.

Native Education 101: Basic Facts About American Indian, Alaska Native, and Native Hawaiian Education


The National Indian Education Association and the National Education Association recently released a joint publication that helps educators, lawmakers, and the public better understand Native education in the U.S.

National Indian Education Study - Part II: The Educational Experiences of American Indian and Alaska Native Students in Grades 4 and 8


The National Center for Education Statistics recently released a report presenting information about the educational, home, and community experiences of American Indian and Alaska Native (AI/AN. fourth- and eighth-grade students that was collected during the National Indian Education Study (NIES....

Examining American Indian Perspectives in the Central Region on Parent Involvement in Children's Education


The U. S. Department of Education's Institute of Education Sciences (IES) recently published a report prepared by the Regional Educational Laboratory Central (McREL) examining American Indian parents' perceptions of parent involvement in their children's education and factors that may encourage or...

Status and Trends in the Education of American Indians and Alaska Natives: 2008


The National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) has released a report examining both the educational progress of American Indian/Alaska Native children and adults and challenges in their education.

Achievement Gap Patterns of Grade 8 American Indian and Alaska Native Students in Reading and Mathematics


REL Northwest recently published a report focusing on student proficiency in reading and math from 2003–2004 to 2006–2007.