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Re: ...Alternate assessments

Posted By: Rudy Bentz on December 30, 2006
 
I am sorry, I do not have any data on alternative assessments. However, I would be more than glad to share with and anyone else joining this discsussion what I do find. My work is with Pueblo Indian children in New Mexico and we-- the Consortium of Educators of Native American Children (CENAC)--are in the process of researching varuious options to high stakes testing and assessments. We are determined to NOT dilute the state standards, but our children clearly have a unique culture upon which much of their learning, conceptualization and expession is created. In oter words, how do we define, determine and quantify a Native American child's academic success?

We ned to get out of the proverbial box. Just an observation: one of our CENAC members found an interesting report out of the Alaska Native Policy Center at First Alaskans Institute that looks at the success factors as determined by the student/community diad...individual student success AND community (read as cultural) success.

Just a thought.

Please feel free to contact me at rbentz@mindspring.com

Good luck with your work.

Regards,

Rudy
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