Kristine Holloway: Education Liaison (952-5072)
Recommended Databases for Education Research
Other Article Indexes & Databases
Indexes over 400 core journals in the social sciences, including many journals in psychology. Links to full text where available.
Tests & Measures
Contains fulltext information about and reviews of all English-language standardized tests covering educational skills, personality, vocational aptitude, psychology, and related areas as included in the print Mental Measurements Yearbooks.
Provides free information on more than 4,000 commercially available tests, including current publisher information. Test reviews can be purchased online.
California Data Sources
Ed-Data: Education Data Partnership
California Department of Education site that includes fiscal, demographic, and performance data on K-12 schools:
- State Profile and Reports
- County Profiles and Reports
- District Profiles and Reports
- School Profiles and Reports
California Department of Education site with links to student and school performance data including:
Standardized Testing and Reporting (STAR)
Administration of the STAR program. Test results are used for student and school accountability purposes.
Academic Performance Index (API)
Measures the academic performance and growth of schools on a variety of academic measures.
Adequate Yearly Progress (AYP)
Requires each state to ensure that all schools and districts make Adequate Yearly Progress based on assessments included in the statewide accountability system.
California High School Exit Exam (CAHSEE)
Beginning with the Class of 2006, all public school students will be required to pass the exam to earn a high school diploma.
California Basic Educational Data System (CBEDS)
An annual collection of basic student and staff data. Includes student enrollment, graduates, dropouts, course enrollment, enrollment in alternative education, gifted and talented education, and more.
California School Information Services (CSIS)
Contains information about the funded initiative to transfer student records electronically from participating school districts and to allow state reporting from electronic records.
Language Census (R30-LC)
An annual data collection on students with non-English backgrounds. Includes data pertaining to English Learners (EL) and Fluent-English Proficient (FEP) students and other related information.
Click on “Statistics” then select “Education”
U.S. Data Sources
Education Statistics at a Glance
Common page for several of the most important NCES data sources:
The Condition of Education
The Digest of Education Statistics
Projections of Education Statistics
Indicators of School Crime and Safety
Condition of Education since 1989
Digest of Educational Statistics since 1990
Provides a compilation of statistical information covering the broad field of American education from kindergarten through graduate school
Teaching in California
Standards for Educator Preparation [California Commission on Teacher Credentialing]
The California Commission on Teacher Credentialing awards credentials and certificates on the basis of completion of programs that meet Standards for Educator Preparation and Standards for Educator Competence. For each type of professional credential in education, the Commission has developed and adopted standards which are based upon recent research and the expert advice of many professional educators. Each standard specifies a level of quality and effectiveness that the Commission requires from programs offering academic and professional preparation in education.
CCTC page with links to information and practice tests for:
- California Basic Educational Skills Test (CBEST)
- Subject Matter Examination for Liberal Studies (CSET: Multiple Subjects)
- Subject Matter Examinations for the Single Subject Areas (PRAXIS II, Single Subject Assessments for Teaching, and CSET)
- Reading Instruction Competence Assessment (RICA)
- Preliminary Educational Technology Test (PET)
- Teaching Foundations Pedagogy Tests
- Bilingual, Crosscultural, Language and Academic Development (CLAD/BCLAD) examinations
- SLLA — School Leaders Licensure Assessment.
Web site established by the testing contractor, National Evaluation Systems, that includes the CBEST registration bulletin, information about registering for the CBEST via the Internet, ordering a CBEST registration bulletin, interpreting CBEST score information, changing or withdrawing your CBEST registration, accessing unofficial CBEST results, and communicating with the CBEST program by e-mail. The Web site also provides sample CBEST materials.
The official Web site for CSET (California Subject Examinations for Teachers) and SSAT (Single Subject Assessments for Teaching). Provides CSET Test Guides, Registration Bulletin in PDF format, and SSAT Preparation Guides in PDF format.
Reading Instruction Competency Test (for teachers)
California Education Law
California Legal Code.
California administrative code which includes Title 5, Education.
California Schools & Districts
see also California Data Sources
Search the California School Directory for public, private, and charter schools. The directory includes CDS Codes, addresses and phone numbers of open, pending, and closed/merged schools and districts.
Links to California County Offices of Education with web sites.
Links to California School Districts with web sites.
Selected Education Websites
The Research and Education Network’s archive of abstracts from the Review of Educational Research, American Education Research Journal, and Educational Researcher. Downloadable Reports.
Sponsored by College View Partners, a private publishing company, this site provides an annotated website guide.
The Website of Editorial Projects in Education Inc. The nonprofit organization publishes Education Week, the monthly Teacher Magazine, and Education Week on the Web. Covers local, state, and national news and issues from preschool through the 12th grade. Free registration required.
Search engine and directory to 120,000 education web sites.
Includes lesson plans, value-added pointers to education information & organizations, and question archives previously at askeric.org.
The Education Resources Information Center (ERIC), produces a database of journal and non-journal education literature. The new ERIC online system, released September 2004, provides the public with a centralized ERIC Web site for searching the ERIC bibliographic database citations going back to 1966. Full-text non-journal documents are also available (issued 1993-2004), previously through fee-based services only, will be available for free.
A contents guide to the US Department of Education’s web site.
Lesson Plans and Curriculum
Gateway to Educational Materials [U.S. Department of Education]
Learning Network [New York Times]
Lesson Plans [Educator's Reference Desk]
Lesson Plans Library [Discovery.com]
Sites for teachers Worksheets and lesson plans
Bilingual Education & ESL
Online periodical for language teachers provides public access to some archived issues
US Department of Education-funded site
Federal Education Department office providing ESL assistance and grants
This directory provides an online reference for the most useful ESL resources primarily for teachers and students.
Reviewed, scholarly ESL journal
TESOL [Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages]
Offers offering info about ESL.
Early Childhood Education
A website sponsored by the University of Maine with a wide range of resources.
Serves and acts on behalf of the needs, rights and well-being of all young children with primary focus on the provision of educational and developmental services and resources.
A list of early childhood education sites.
Western Instructional Support Center, Early Childhood Educators’ and Family Web Corner
Maintained by the University of Calgary.
Publishes research, reviews, scholarly writings and poetry concerning the inclusion of students with special learning needs in regular classrooms. The Electronic Journal is concerned with inclusion issues at all levels of educational endeavors: research, administrative issues, classroom teaching and exemplary university student work.
A Web site on learning disabilities for parents, teachers, and other professionals.
Supports programs that help educate children and you with disabilities, provides for rehabilitation of youth and adults with disabilities and supports research to improve the lives of individuals with disabilities.
A collection of Internet accessible information resources related to Special Education.
California Math Council (CMC)