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The American Indian Education KnowledgeBase is an online resource to aid education professionals in their efforts to serve American Indian students and close the achievement gap American Indian students have faced in public, Bureau of Indian Affairs, and other schools.
The Classroom Assessment KnowledgeBase is an online resource for state departments of education to use as part of their professional development efforts with districts and schools. Organized around five elements, it brings together concepts, how-to guidance, tools, and resources about classroom assessment.
The Curriculum Mapping KnowledgeBase is an online resource supporting education professionals with the development and use of curriculum mapping as part of their instructional strategies. The KnowledgeBase is based on four elements derived from The Curriculum Mapping Planner: Templates, Tools, and Resources for Effective Professional Development authored by Heidi Hayes Jacobs and Ann Johnson, and published by ASCD.
The English Language Learner KnowledgeBase is an online resource supporting education professionals in the administration of programs for English language learner (ELL) students. It is divided into four components:
- Early Language & Literacy KnowledgeBaseThe Early Language and Literacy KnowledgeBase is an online resource supporting language and literacy development in early learners from birth through age eight. Its focus is to support parents and caregivers in helping early learners with their language and literacy development, and teachers in enhancing their instruction for early learners from pre-Kindergarten through Grade 3.
- The Adolescent Literacy KnowledgeBase
The Adolescent Literacy KnowledgeBase provides ways to integrate literacy and content area instruction across grades 4 through 12. The KnowledgeBase supports content teachers with resources to make their teaching more effective.
The Positive Learning Climates KnowledgeBase is an online resource to aid educators in nurturing school climates conducive to learning. It is organized around five elements aimed at developing a positive learning climate.
The Program Evaluation KnowledgeBase is an online resource aiding education professionals in understanding the basics of project evaluation in order to properly assess projects and programs. It is organized around three elements to assist educators with their program evaluation.
The Response to Intervention KnowledgeBase is an online resource supporting educators in understanding and implementing the response to intervention (RtI) model. The KnowledgeBase is divided into the three stages of early implementation, identified by the National Implementation Research Network (NIRN). The first stage is Exploration, and it involves consideration of the essential components of RtI models and the district or school's readiness to implement an RtI model with fidelity. During the second stage, Installation, a district or school selects an RtI model and works actively to put in place all of the supports necessary for implementing the essential components. These supports can include staff member training, policies, implementation guides, forms, assessments, instructional programs, and software. The third stage is Initial Implementation, and it involves implementing the essential components. Initial Implementation can involve just a few components or teachers, and then implementation expands over time. When the majority of teachers are implementing all components of RtI with fidelity, the district or school is in the final stage, called Full Implementation. This KnowledgeBase is geared primarily toward those in the Exploration and Installation stages, with some resources for those in the Initial Implementation stage.
The No Child Left Behind Act (NCLB) requires states, districts, and schools receiving federal funds to improve the academic achievement of all the students they serve, and close the achievement gap between and among particular racial and ethnic groups of these students identified in the law.
The School Improvement KnowledgeBase is an information resource aimed at helping states, districts, and schools receiving Title I funds to fulfill the Act's requirements and improve their students' academic achievement. The KnowledgeBase is a broad-based outline of key ideas and resources to guide state, district, or school leaders in achieving the goals of NCLB.
The Teacher Leader KnowledgeBase aims to raise awareness of the teacher leader role at the district level and to support teachers aspiring to the teacher leader role through master's degree-level university programs.
The Writing Successful Grants KnowledgeBase is an online resource aiding education professionals in their pursuit of public and private grants to support local programs. Its five elements contain information and resources that assist the grant seeker with developing their project, writing the grant proposal and managing the grant upon its award.