ERIC Number: ED463913
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2002-Jan
Learn-Ed Nations Inventory: A Tool for Improving Schools with American Indian and Alaska Native Students.
Northwest Regional Educational Lab., Portland, OR.
The Learn-Ed Nations Inventory was designed by a panel of American Indian and Alaska Native master educators to determine how and to what extent a school is serving Native students and supporting their needs. The inventory encompasses all factors impinging on students, both directly and indirectly. Nine key school areas were identified to be inventoried: (1) visioning, planning, and school improvement; (2) administrative leadership; (3) parents and community; (4) school-wide behavioral climate and policies; (5) instructional practices; (6) assessment; (7) professional development; (8) facilities; and (9) resources. For each area, indicators are presented and are to be rated on a continuum from significant to not present or not applicable. Space is provided to note the specific evidence used to gauge each indicator. This is a useful feature because if questions arise, those involved can refer to these sources again for clarification or to determine whether the source of evidence was adequate. There is space provided in each area for descriptions of strengths and areas needing improvement. Once the information is gathered, it is intended that the school community engage all stakeholders in a dialogue to share opinions, achieve a deeper understanding of the issues, and determine whether they are traveling along or straying from the improvement path for American Indian and Alaska Native students. Resources include 98 print materials and 28 web sites. The inventory forms are included. (TD)
Descriptors: American Indian Education, Educational Assessment, Educational Environment, Educational Indicators, Educational Practices, Elementary Secondary Education, Institutional Evaluation, Participative Decision Making, School Community Relationship, School Culture, School Effectiveness, Self Evaluation (Groups)
Northwest Regional Educational Laboratory, 101 SW Main Street, Suite 500, Portland, OR 97204. Tel: 503-275-9500; Fax: 503-275-9489; e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org; Web site: http://www.nwrel.org.
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Department of Education, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Northwest Regional Educational Lab., Portland, OR.