Research Links

  1. AERA. The American Educational Research Association is concerned with improving the educational process by encouraging scholarly inquiry related to education and by promoting the dissemination and practical application of research results. This site contains information about AERA, links to the 11 divisions that comprise AERA, and various special interest groups withinnks. Links to related sites are also featured.
  2. AEA. The American Evaluation Association (AEANET) Home Page contains information about the AEA sponsored lists [EVALTALK and EVALINFO] and provides direct Web access to the files available on the AEA file server. The AEA pages offer access to information about the Targeted Interest Groups in the organization, a list of members e-mail addresses, links to vsites, and a sample of their listserv activity.
  3. Assessment Training Institute. ATI offers print and video professional development materials to help teachers and administrators use student-involved classroom assessment productively. ATI is a service agency devoted to supporting teachers as they face the day-to-day challenges of classroom assessment. The institute s mission is to provide educators with the professional development needed to turn the assessmenss into a powerful instructional intervention.
  4. Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development. Founded in 1943, ASCD provides professional development in curriculum and supervision; encourages research, evaluation, and theory development; and disseminates information on education issues ranging from inclusion to parent involvement, learning styles to school leadership. ASCD has many on-line discussion forums on issues in assessment. There are pages about issues in education today, links to professional development and education-related pages, organization publicatonference information, and an on-line catalog.
  5. Buros Institute of Mental Measurements. The Buros Institute of Mental Measurements has a half-century history of serving the public interest and advancing the field of measurement. By providing professional assistance, expertise, and information to users of commercially published tests, the Institute promotes meaningful and appropriate test selection, utilization, and practice. This site contains a test location service, reviews of tests by the institute s staff (and a fax service to have them delivered), opportunities to be a rev for yearbook, and a list of related links.
  6. Council of Chief State School Officers This site provides connections to documents and information developed by the CCSSO, including assessment and accountability.
  7. ERIC/AE. The ERIC Clearinghouse on Assessment and Evaluation seeks to provide 1) balanced information concerning educational assessment and 2) resources to encourage responsible test use. Offers test location, microfiche and journal services, digests, bibliographies, and a search engine. ERIC also maintainsserv for topics on assessment in K 12 schools.
  8. ERIC/IT. This site contains a question and answer service, FAQs (frequently asked questions a net term for a helpful question and answer guide), a virtual library, and information about research and development related to education technology. The virtual library contains lesson plans, listserv archives, companion materials evision programs, and various other materials.
  9. Educational Research Service. An independent, nonprofit research foundation established in 1973, ERS provides objectie, reliable, up-to-date research and information for scstructional, operational and policy decisions.
  10. ETS. Educational Testing Service was founded in 1947 as a nonprofit educational measurement institution. We’ve grown to be the world’s largest, developing achievement, occupational, and admissions tests for clients in education, government, and business. Based in Princeton, New Jersey, we annually administer more than 9 million exams in the U.S. and 180 other countries. ETS developed familiar batteries of tests, such as the GRE, GMAT, and LSAT. Their website gives information about these products, study/preparation guides, career planning products, links to scholarship programs, assessment sites, and placement. Contains help files and a search engine for the site.
  11. National Assessment Governing Board. Welcome to the National Assessment Governing Board’s (NAGB’s) Web site. NAGB is a 26-member board established by Congress in 1988 to set policy for the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP). NAEP is the only nationally representative and continuing assessment of what America’s students know and can do in various academic subjects. The NAGB site offers information on the board s activities and a calendar of upcoming reports. Electronic versions vided along with order forms for paper copies.
  12. National Assessment of Educational Progress. “The National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) is mandated by Congress (GEPA, Section 406) to monitor continuously the knowledge, skills, and performance of the nation’s children and youth. Under this legislation, NAEP is required to provide objective data about student performance at national, regional, and, on a trial basis, state levels.” The NAEP site offers a variety of reports on educational progress. A history of prior national assessments and methods is presented, as well as data analysesport cards on the nation s educational health.
  13. National Association of Test Directors. Purposes for the Organization: To share information about testing in educational settings To encourage the appropriate use of testing in educational settings, To improve the applications of measurement to students and educational programs, To encourage research in the area of elementary and secondary school testing and measurement This site offers a list of members, a directory of association officers, the constitution of the organization, and an application form. There are also pages of NATD publication and policies and links to related assessment sites.
  14. National Center for Education Statistics. Who are we? The National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) is the primary federal entity for collecting and analyzing data related to education in the United States and other nations. What do we do? The National Center for Education Statistics fulfills a Congressional mandate to collect, collate, analyze, and report complete statistics on the condition of American education; conduct and publish reports; and review and report on education activities internationally. The NCES provides extensive statistics on education and educational topics, as well as links to other education resources. NCES publications, collaborative efforts, earch engine for the site are offered as well.
  15. NCME. The National Council on Measurement in Education (NCME) is a professional organization of about 2,300 members. Many members are involved in either the construction and uses of educational tests or the development and evaluation of measurement models and methods. NCME members are committed to the continual improvement of testing and measurement practices in education. This site contains information about the organization, general announcements, job postings, public domain software, links to other measurement-related orgons, and information about individual members.
  16. National Library of Education. In March 1994, the U.S. Congress authorized the establishment of the National Library of Education (NLE) within the U.S. Department of Education. Thus the Department’s Education Research Library became a national library. Already the largest federally funded library in the world devoted solely to education, the National Library is the federal government’s principal center for one-stop information and referral on education. NLE houses onsite more than 200,000 books and about 750 periodical subscriptions in addition to studies, reports, Educational Resources Information Center (ERIC) microfiche, and CD-ROM databases. The National Library of Education provides a list of services they offer and links to other sites of interest. Visitors can find out ab library s mission, history, and organization.
  17. NCREL. The North Central Regional Education Laboratory (NCREL) is a not-for-profit organization devoted to researching and implementing best practices in public schools so that all students achieve standards of educational excellence. From providing technical assistance to developing products, from sharing research to collaborating with state agencies, we strengthen state educational reform efforts and support regional networks in our region. In particular, our emphasis is on supporting School Development. The NCREL site contains contact information, information on the Pathways to School Develorogram, and links to other NCREL member sites.
  18. Education Northwest Since 1966, Education Northwest (formerly the Northwest Regional Educational Laboratory) has provided educators with top-quality professional development, technical assistance, evaluation, and research services. We continue to offer services that address relevant needs of the region and that are informed by more than 40 years of community-based work.
  19. NWREL The Northwest Regional Educational Laboratory’s mission is to improve educational results for children, youth, and adults by providing research and development assistance in delivering equitable, high quality educational programs. NWREL provides research and development assistance to education, government, community agencies, business and labor. NWREL’s primary service area is the Northwest states of Alaska, Idaho, Montana, Oregon, and Washington. NWREL s site provides information about the organization, links to sites of t, a list of resources, and staff information.
  20. OSPI. This is the World Wide Web server for the Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction (OSPI) in the state of Washington. The page includes: OSPI’s Mission, Goals and Objectives, OSPI Administrative Bulletin Board, OSPI Service Directory, Center for the Improvement of Student Learning Commission on Student Learning, Improving Student Learning in Washington State, Washington State Board of Education, School Financial Services, Educational Technology and Telecommunications, Title I and Learning Assistance Program among others. The OSPI page offers a resource for learning about the office s goals, missions, and objectives. The site offers resources of special interest to Washington Educators as well as general education resources.
  21. U.S. Department of Education. The U.S. Department of Education site offers a wide selection of information and resources for parents, teachers, and students. Current events in education are covered, with the latest announcements from the Secretary of Education. There are a list of department initiatives, a list of programs sponsored by the department, and contact inon for grants, student loans, and regulations.