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Education Subject Guide

Subject Guide: Education

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Tests and Research Instruments
ERIC/AE Test Locator – Clearinghouse on assessment and evaluation including descriptions and links to free tests and instruments.
Selected Web Resources
Educator’s Reference Desk  - This website provides access to over 2,000 lesson plans, question archive responses, and links to other online resources. Main topics include evaluation, counseling, teaching, and more.
U.S. Department of Education – Information for students, parents, teachers, and administrators as well as information about budget, grants, policies, and more.
Librarians’ Internet Index: Education - An extensive collection of education related websites selected and approved by librarians.
Education Statistics
U.S. Department of Education: Research and Statistics – The resource from the U.S. Department of Education that provides information about survey and program areas, statistical tools, reports and publications, and more.
National Center for Education Statistics – The website for the primary federal entity for collecting and analyzing data related to education.
Digest of Educational Statistics – A compilation of statistical information covering prekindergarten through graduate school. The Digest includes a selection of data from many sources, both government and private, including activities carried out by the National Center for Education Statistics.
Tennessee Education Resources
Tennessee State Department of Education - Information about the department, its programs, curriculum standards, information about teacher certification and licensing, and other state education topics.
Tennessee State Board of Education – Resources includes the Board’s Master Plan for Tennessee Schools, rules and regulation governing Tennessee education, notes from Board meetings, and links to local school districts.
Tennessee Education Association -The state’s largest professional organization representing over 55,000 elementary and secondary teachers, school administrators, education support professionals, higher education faculty, and students preparing to become teachers. Provides information concerning conferences and workshops, information for new teachers, special events, publications, and more.
Read Tennessee - This site helps teachers, parents and community members understand the new curriculum standards for the earliest grade and contains valuable resources including the Family Toolkit.
Education Print Periodicals