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ERIC Number: EJ1153779
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017-Sep
Pages: 24
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1871-1502
Student Science Achievement and the Integration of Indigenous Knowledge on Standardized Tests
Dupuis, Juliann; Abrams, Eleanor
Cultural Studies of Science Education, v12 n3 p581-604 Sep 2017
In this article, we examine how American Indian students in Montana performed on standardized state science assessments when a small number of test items based upon traditional science knowledge from a cultural curriculum, "Indian Education for All", were included. Montana is the first state in the US to mandate the use of a culturally relevant curriculum in all schools "and" to incorporate this curriculum into a portion of the standardized assessment items. This study compares White and American Indian student test scores on these particular test items to determine how White and American Indian students perform on culturally relevant test items compared to traditional standard science test items. The connections between student achievement on adapted culturally relevant science test items versus traditional items brings valuable insights to the fields of science education, research on student assessments, and Indigenous studies.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Montana
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