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We are now well into the school year and many students may have already taken tests in a variety of academic subjects. How do we know when that light bulb goes on and a student really gets it? Most K-12 students across the country take a series of standardized tests to measure their knowledge and skills. Teachers can also measure student knowledge through projects, class discussions and individual conversations. What do you think is the best way to measure student learning? The U.S. Department of Education recently granted the Miccosukee Indian School flexibility in defining Adequate Yearly Progress for their students. How can schools measure student success from Indigenous perspective?
Paula Scott (Cherokee) – curriculum coordinator at the Muckleshoot Tribal School
Dr. Walter Kahumoku III (Native Hawaiian) – director of professional development (Kauhale Kipaipai) at the Kamehameha Schools
Dr. Charles “Monty” Roessel (Navajo) – director of the Bureau of Indian Education
Break Music: Crow Push Dance Song (song) Authentic Native American Music (artist) Authentic Native American Music (album)