6111 Grant Project
Diné Content Standards Development
The Department of Diné Education and the Navajo Nation Board of Education successfully secured a Grant from the Bureau of Indian Education (BIE), Division of Performance and Accountability, to develop academic standards and assessments in support of an alternative definition of Adequate Yearly Progress (AYP). Funds were appropriated under the “Grants for State Assessments and Related Activities” has been provided to the Bureau of Indian Education by the Office of Elementary and Secondary Education, U.S. Department of Education as authorized by the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965, as amended, Executive Order, Title VI, Part A, Subpart I., known as the "6111 Grant".
The Grant Award Agreement details the Department of Diné Education to develop Diné Content Standards comprising of Diné Oral Language, Diné Culture, Diné History, Diné Government and Diné Character Building.
To date, the Navajo Nation Board of Education on September 07, 2012 officially endorsed the Diné Content Standards:
These Diné Standards are designed with four concepts for grades K-3rd, 4th – 6th , 7th – 8th, and 9th – 12th, with four performance objectives.
The second part of this mission is to develop an assessment standard(s) that will be utilize as methodology to monitor and measure the Diné Content Standards with a standard and/or norms for proficiency. A second grant was awarded to the Navajo Nation for this purpose.
Office of Diné Standards, Curriculum & Assessment
P.O. Box 670
Window Rock, Arizona 86515