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  • Educator's Reference Desk (Free - Online Resource)
    "Through The Educator's Reference Desk ( you can access AskERIC's 2,000+ lesson plans, 3,000+ links to online education information, and 200+ question archive responses. While the question answer service will no longer be active, The Educator's Reference Desk provides a search interface to the ERIC Database, providing access to over one million bibliographic records on educational research, theory, and practice."
  • ERIC - the Education Resources Information Center
    ERIC is an online digital library of education research and information. ERIC is sponsored by the Institute of Education Sciences (IES) of the U.S. Department of Education.
  • National Center for Educational Statistics (Free - Online Resource)
    "NCES is the primary federal entity for collecting and analyzing data that are related to education in the United States and other nations."
  • U. S. Department of Education Resource Search (Free - Online Resource)

Education Information Clearinghouses

  • Dave's ESL Cafe
    "The Internet's Meeting Place for ESL/EFL Students and Teachers from Around the World!"
  • Education Index
    An annotated directory of reviewed education-related sites on the Web, sorted by subject and lifestage. Lifestage categories are: prenatal and infant; preschool, primary, middle, secondary, college, distance learning, graduate, continuing, parenting, and careers. Currently more than 3,000 sites in 66 categories. Not searchable.
  • Education World
    A well-organized site, this is the place "where educators go to learn." The site supports K-12 school administrators and teachers by providing information on lesson plans, curriculums, books in education, school administration, special themes, and educational Web site reviews. Browse or search by keyword a database of more than 120,000 educational sites. Advanced search features include keyword searching by title, description, or URL, grade level, and age of link. Some notable features include a Holidays Center which is a good place to get ideas for educational activities for children, a School Administrators Archive, and a World School Directory.

Educational Associations & Organizations

  • American Counseling Association
    Web site of the ACA, includes the Knowledge Center guide to counseling competencies. Search this web site for full-text articles on testing and assessment.
  • American Educational Research Association
    "The American Educational Research Association (AERA) is the nation's largest professional organization devoted to the scientific study of education."
  • APA Science Directorate: Testing and Assessment
    The American Psychological Association (APA) web site on testing and assessment.
  • American School Counseling Association (ASCA)
    "The American School Counselor Association is the national organization that represents the profession of school counseling. ASCA focuses on providing professional development, enhancing school counseling programs, and researching effective school counseling practices. Our mission is to promote excellence in professional school counseling and the development of all students." Links to ASPA position statements and National Standards for School Counseling Programs.
  • The Center for the Study of Testing, Evaluation, and Educational Policy (CSTEEP)
    "The Center for the Study of Testing, Evaluation, and Educational Policy (CSTEEP) is an educational research organization located at Boston College in the School of Education. Since its inception in 1980, CSTEEP has conducted research on: testing, evaluation, and public policy; studies to improve school assessment practices; and international comparative research."
  • Fairtest: The National Center for Fair and Open Testing
    "The National Center for Fair & Open Testing (FairTest) is an advocacy organization working to end the abuses, misuses and flaws of standardized testing and ensure that evaluation of students and workers is fair, open, and educationally sound."
  • National Council on Measurement in Education (NCME)
    "The National Council on Measurement in Education (NCME) is a professional organization for individuals involved in assessment, evaluation, testing, and other aspects of educational measurement. Members are involved in the construction and use of standardized tests; new forms of assessment, including performance-based assessment; program design; and program evaluation" (from the webpage). The site includes news, publications, listservs, career information and related links.
  • National Center for Research on Evaluation, Standards, and Students Testing (CRESST)
    "Funded by the U.S. Department of Education and the Office of Educational Research and Improvement,the National Center for Research on Evaluation, Standards, and Student Testing (CRESST)conducts research on important topics related to K-12 educational testing."
  • National Education Association
    Web site for this national teacher's organization.
  • Texas Association of School Psychologists

Identification of Terms (Dictionaries & Glossaries)

  • Education Week Glossary of Educational Terms
    "Understanding the current debates over educational policy can be difficult without a background in the jargon used by educators and reformers. These definitions of frequently used educational terms and phrases should help."

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(updated 10/8/2015)