Academic Performance Index for Glendora Unified and Charter Oak Unified School District
The purpose of the API (Academic Performance Index) is to measure the academic performance and growth of schools. A school’s score or placement on the API is an indicator of a school’s performance level. A school’s growth is measured by how well it is moving toward or past that goal.
California Learning Resource Network
"Your source for California standards-aligned electronic learning resource information and lessons."
Character Counts! - Teaching Tools
The Josephson Institute, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, administers the national office of CHARACTER COUNTS! (the Center for Youth Ethics). Its mission is to fortify the lives of America’s young people with consensus ethical values called the “Six Pillars of Character." These values, which transcend divisions of race, creed, politics, gender and wealth, are: trustworthiness, respect, responsibility, fairness, caring and citizenship.
Get Ready to Read
This early literacy web site is designed to help educators, parents, and caregivers the ability to identify difficulties with reading (recommended for use with 4 year old children) in the critical early stages of a child's development.
Connects students with U.S. government services and information, including information on careers, planning an education and paying for college.
America's Best Colleges - U.S. News & World Report
Best Graduate Schools - U.S. News & World Report
California Postsecondary Education Commission
A guide to California colleges and universities (Community colleges, California State Universities, and University of California systems).
AP, CLEP, PSAT/NMSQT, and SAT information, including test dates and registration, test preparation and useful tips.
This site offers searchable information and links to college web sites in the United States, Canada, and New Zealand. Students and advisors can locate financial aid and scholarship information, file online applications, and obtain material about standardized tests.
The most comprehensive online source of graduate school information.
Search for Schools, Colleges, and Libraries - NCES (National Center for Education Statistics)
The National Center for Educational Statistics has provided quick facts for colleges, universities, and other post-secondary institutions in the USA with this IPEDS (Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System) COOL site. Find address, phone numbers, tuition, enrollment, financial aid, degrees, conferred, accreditation, and campus crime data.
FAFSA on the Web
FAFSA (Free Application for Student Aid) opens the door to the federal financial aid process. Every step you can take gets you closer to achieving your education goals. Also required is your PIN which can be obtained at the following website www.pin.ed.gov.
Federal Student Aid
Financial Aid information from the U.S. Department of Education Student Financial Assistance Program. The largest source of student aid in America, providing over $40 billion a year in grants, loans, and work-study assistance. Includes help for each stage of the financial aid process: finding out about financial aid, applying for federal student aid, and paying back your student loan.
Your guide to everything financial aid, from scholarships and loans to military aid.
U.S. Department of Education Federal School Code
In addition to retrieving the Title IV institution codes needed when filling out the FAFSA forms, this site provides information about FAFSA and a link to the FAFSA electronic form for filing requests for government financial aid.
Multi-Subject Homework Sites
Kid Info: Homework Help
Designed to provide students with links to homework help resources, this directory is organized into twelve subject areas: American history, art, computers, current events and newspapers, foreign languages, geography and social studies, health, English language skills, mathematics, music, sciences, and world history. Also includes reference resources: almanacs, atlases, calendars, career information, dictionaries, encyclopedias, library and ask-an-expert sites, museums, quotations, and study skills. Other sections include search engines for children and fun sites (comics, hobbies, games, etc.).
Multnomah County: Homework Center
Nice collection of links to help with homework assignments. From Multnomah County Library.
Quiz Hub is a fun interactive learning center for elementary and middle school students.
It includes educational games, puzzles, quizzes, spelling activities, and subject guides.
A directory of many Web resources of use to older kids. Entries are grouped into twenty-seven major categories, each with many subcategories. Each record has a brief annotation. Another librarian-produced subject directory.
Subject Specific Homework Sites
Flashcards, games based on Java, and a homework helper section are available to teach basic mathematical functions such addition, subtraction, multiplication, division, reducing fractions, and currency calculations at this useful, child-friendly site.
Ben's Guide to U.S. Government for Kids - Quick facts: Learn about your State
Nice collection of links to help with information about our 50 States.
Annotated Links to Websites Related to California Missions
California State Association of Counties - COUNTIES CLOSE-UP
For each of California's 58 counties the following information is given:
A free, online tutorial for learning Spanish. Each lesson includes a cultural lesson both in English and Spanish (many with links to additional resources), practice exercises, and a test. Words in the lessons and the cultural files are linked to sound files so you can hear the correct pronunciation (requires the free Real Player plug-in). There are useful links including a list of Spanish language newspapers and radio stations as well as a list of schools for further study. Also has a list of the top ten phrases that don't translate well and a random idiom generator.
Learn Spanish, Italian, French, German, Portuguese, Chinese, Japanese or Russian
A free, elegantly-designed site for learning the languages listed above, including grammar, common phrases, common nouns, numbers, how to tell time, aspects of the culture, and links to a wide variety of online dictionaries for each language. Unlike the previous Spanish tutorial site, this one does not have an audio component or exercises. It is more of a quick study guide in the basics.
Sieve of Eratosthenes
Information about Eratosthenes of Cyrene.
Study guides covering various topics. Created by Harvard University students and alumni. Like Cliffs Notes, but available online at no charge.
U.S. Census Bureau State & County QuickFacts
This site's subtitle says it all: Instant Solutions to your Math Problems! Got a math problem to solve? Plug it into WebMath's "math-engine" and not only get the answer, but step-by-step instructions on how it's done, too. Covers such basic topics as addition, subtraction, multiplication, division, fractions, decimals, scientific notation, ratios, and proportions, as well as geometry, pre-algebra, algebra, trigonometry, calculus, data analysis, and problems to solve. Great for students with tough homework assignments, as well as for those of us who can't remember what factoring means, let alone how to do it. From Discovery School.