American Indian Education Program Plan

WBWF Goal 3: All Achievement Gaps Closed for AI Students Narrative

2017-18 Outcomes

Accounting for all self-identified American Indian students (state, federal or 506 forms), the proficiency gap between White and American Indian students in all assessed grades on the MCA accountability tests in math was 14.5 percentage points in 2018. This was a 7-point reduction from 2017 and 4.4-point reduction from 2016.

The gap between White and American Indian students in reading was slightly larger in 2018 at 15.7 points. This was a 9-point increase from 2017 and a 5.9-point reduction from 2016.

2018-19 Goal

The proficiency gap between all White and self-identified American Indian students (state, federal or 506 forms) in assessed grades on the 2019 math MCA will be reduced to 11.5. In reading, this gap will decrease to 12.7 percentage points.

2018-19 Strategies for Goal Achievement
  • The programming theme for 2018-2019 is American Indian Art. Students will use critical thinking and creativity skills to understand traditional and contemporary art forms and contributions American Indian artists. Students will also produce their own art for sharing at cultural and family events.
  • Develop and coordinate community activities to engage American Indian students and families in cultural and school events. Provide after school tutoring and homework help for students in grades 6-12.
  • Provide cultural enrichment and learning opportunities in the community (i.e. Bdote, joint pow-wow).
  • Coordinate with local intervention programs (Title I, MRC, ADSIS) to ensure American Indian students meeting eligibility criteria are included in intervention groups and making adequate progress


WBWF Goal 3: All AI Students Graduate from High School

2017-18 Outcomes

Accounting for all self‐identified American Indian students (state, federal or 506 forms), the district 4- year graduation rate, aggregated over the last 3 years, for American Indian students was 81.8% from 2015-2017.

2018-19 Goal

Aggregated over a 3-year period, the district 4-year graduation rate for American Indian students will increase to 83% for 2019.

2018-19 Strategies for Goal Achievement
  • Develop and coordinate college preparation program to increase awareness of educational options.
  • Highlight careers and cultural influence of American Indian men and women in the community.
  • Coordinate support between Indian Education program staff and high school counselors to monitor attendance, behavior, and grades.
  • Develop and coordinate senior honoring ceremony to celebrate graduating students.
  • Provide after school tutoring and homework help for students in grades 6-12.