Education Research


Education Resources

Kristine Holloway: Education Liaison (952-5072)

Research Sources California Education Internet Sources
Articles Cal Dept of Education U.S. Dept of Education
Tests & Measures Content Standards Education Websites
California Data Sources Curriculum Frameworks Lesson Plans
U.S. Data Sources Teaching in California Bilingual Education & ESL
  California Education Law Early Childhood Education
  California Schools & Districts Special Education
  Kern County Professional Organizations
  CSUB School of Education  


List of education journals available at CSUB

Recommended Databases for Education Research

Other Article Indexes & Databases

Social Sciences Full Text via WilsonWeb

Indexes over 400 core journals in the social sciences, including many journals in psychology. Links to full text where available.

Tests & Measures

Mental Measurements Yearbook via EBSCOhost

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.

Test Reviews Online

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:

Testing & Accountability

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.

Student Demographics

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.
RAND California
Click on “Statistics” then select “Education”

U.S. Data Sources

National Center for Educational Statistics
Fast Facts

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


California Commission on Teacher Credentialing

California Department of Education

Credential Standards:

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.

Examination Information:

California Commission on Teacher Credentialing – Examination Information

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.


California Basic Educational Skills Test (CBEST)

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 Education Code

California Legal Code.

California Code of Regulations

California administrative code which includes Title 5, Education.

California Schools & Districts

see also California Data Sources

California School Directory

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.

County Offices with Web Sites

Links to California County Offices of Education with web sites.

School Districts with Web Sites

Links to California School Districts with web sites.

Kern County

Bakersfield Adult School
Kern County Board of Education
Kern County Superintendent of Schools

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.

Education Index

Sponsored by College View Partners, a private publishing company, this site provides an annotated website guide.

Education Week on The Web

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.

Education World

Search engine and directory to 120,000 education web sites.

Educator’s Reference Desk

Includes lesson plans, value-added pointers to education information & organizations, and question archives previously at

Eric Database

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.

Topics from A to Z

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]

Columbia Education Center’s Lesson Plans

Lesson Plans Library []

Sites for teachers Worksheets and lesson plans

Bilingual Education & ESL

American Language Review: Online

Online periodical for language teachers provides public access to some archived issues

California Department of Education Resources for English Learners

ESL resources

National Clearinghouse for Bilingual Education

US Department of Education-funded site

Office of Bilingual Education and Minority Languages

Federal Education Department office providing ESL assistance and grants

Online Directory of ESL Resources

This directory provides an online reference for the most useful ESL resources primarily for teachers and students.

TESL Electronic Journal

Reviewed, scholarly ESL journal

TESOL [Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages]

Offers offering info about ESL.

Early Childhood Education

Early Childhood Education Online

A website sponsored by the University of Maine with a wide range of resources.

National Association for the Education of Young Children

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.

Early Childhood Sites

A list of early childhood education sites.

Teachers Pages

Western Instructional Support Center, Early Childhood Educators’ and Family Web Corner

Children’s Literature Web Guide

Maintained by the University of Calgary.

Special Education

Electronic Journal for Inclusive Education

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.

LD Online

A Web site on learning disabilities for parents, teachers, and other professionals.

The Office of Special Educational and Rehabilitative Services (OSERS)

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.

Special Education Resources on the Internet (SERI)

A collection of Internet accessible information resources related to Special Education.

Professional Organizations

Association for Childhood Education International (ACEI)

American Forum for Global Education

American Association for Experimental Education (AEE)

Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE)

Association of California School Administrators (ACSA)

California Association for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance (CAHPERD)

California Association of Teachers of English (CATE)

California Council for the Social Studies (CCSS)

California Curriculum Correlating Council (4Cs)

California Federation of Teachers (CFT)

California Math Council (CMC)

California Music Education Association (CMEA)

California Reading Association (CRA)

California Parent Teachers Association.(CaPTA)

California School Boards Association (CaSBA)

California Science Teachers Association (CSTA)

Computer Using Educators(CUE)

California Teachers Association (CTA)


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