"Moving Towards Knowledge Together"

Center for Indigenous Knowledge and Language Revitalization

EduE 150, 412 Library Drive, Duluth, MN 55812


University of

College of Education &
Human Service Professions

"Ensuring Culturally and Linguistically Appropriate Assessment for American Indian and Alaska Native Students"

On behalf of the University of Minnesota Duluth, Eni-gikendaasoyang, and the College of Education and Human Service Professions you are cordially invited to attend a workshop on Ensuring Culturally and Linguistically Appropriate Assessment for American Indian and Alaska Native Students.

This session will provide an overview of the requirements of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Improvement Act (IDEA).  Emphasis will be placed on the law's requirement that all students be assessed in a manner that is culturally and linguistically appropriate. Failure to conduct assessments in a fair and unbiased manner may result in a lack of appropriate services and supports.

Dr. Susan Faircloth

Dr. Susan Faircloth

Dr. Faircloth is an assistant professor of Educational Leadership and co-director of the American Indian Leadership Program at The Pennsylvania State University. She is currently on leave from Penn State completing at Ford Foundation Postdoctoral Fellowship with the UCLA Civil Rights Project. Her degrees include an M.ED. in special education and a Ph.D. in Educational Administration with a concentration in the education of American Indian and Alaska Native students with disabilities.

Funding for this workshop is made possible in part with a grant from the Minnesota Department of Education. The source of the funds is from a federal award, Special Education State Personnel Development Grant.

Workshop Information

Monday, February 25, 2008
UMD, Kirby Student Center Ballroom
9 a.m. – 12 noon
No charge, lunch provided with R.S.V.P.
Parking available in pay lot G for $1.75 a day.

Space is limited... Please R.S.V.P.: