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Cindy Strong

Education

Cindy Strong is the liaison librarian for the School of Education. 

Office:    #127 Main floor of the library

Phone:   206-281-2074

Email:    clstrong@spu.edu

Assessment | C & I | E-JournalsEd Leadership |  Ed Policy | Ed Statistics | Mathematics  | ReadingSchool Counseling  | Standards  | WA State Resources

Assessment
CRESST National Center for Research on Evaluation, Standards, & Student Testing
CSTEEP The Center for the Study of Testing, Ealation, and Educational Policy located at Boston College.
Educational Testing Service ResearchLink
Educational Testing Service TestLink ETS collection of more than 25,000 tests and other measurement devices
FRONTLINE: Testing Our Schools  PBS feature on No Child Left Behind Act
Pathways to School Improvement: Assessment by the North Central Regional Educational Laboratory

Curiculum & Instruction
Best Apps for Teaching & Learning 2013
CSTP--The Center for Strengthening the Teaching Profession  
Discovery Education  free video Teacher Resources provided by Discovery Education. Check out the Lesson Plans Library, too.  Hover over the "Teacher" menu, and then click on the desired link. You can search by grade level or subject area.
The Gateway to Educational Materials --Collection of resources for all K-12 subjects. Includes lesson plans, curriculum units, and other education resources on the Internet.
Marzano Research Laboratory Researched Strategies site--a database of "instructional strategies that Marzano Laboratory has identified for meta-analysis research."
Success at the Core--Professional development toolkit to help "leadership teams and teachers elevate classroom instruction and improve student outcomes."
TeachersFirst.com--Resources in many subject areas for Elementary, Middle School, and High School levels.
Teaching History with Technology -- helpful lessons & activities, presentations, research & writing, etc. on the topic of teaching history using technology 
Usuable Knowledge--by Harvard Graduate School of Education--provides access to research in the areas of learning, teaching, institutional organization, and policy.

Educational Leadership
The School Administrator
published by the American Association of School Administrators 
American School Board Journal
Canadian Journal of Educational Administration and Policy Open Access journal from 1995-Current
Center for Evaluation & Education Policy
Council for Social Foundations of Education
Current Issues in Education Arizona State University's Open Access journal from 1998-Current
Education Policy Analysis Archives  Peer reviewed, Open Access journal from 1993-Current
FREE  Federal Resources for Educational Excellence
Institute for Educational Leadership
Institute for Urban and Minority Education @ Teachers College-Columbia University
International Electronic Journal for Leadership in Learning Open Access journal from 1997-Current
International Journal of Education Policy and Leadership Peer reviewed, Open Access journal from 2006-Current
Marzano Research Library  website run by Dr. Marzano providing informaiton on Teacher Evaluation research
NASSP
National Institute on Educational Governance, Finance, Policymaking, and Management
Practical Assessment, Research, & Evaluation Peer reviewed, Open Access journal from 1988-Current
RAND Education
Regional Educational Laboratory Program
School Library Media Programs and Teacher-Libraians in Washington State 
Schlechty Center
States Perform by the Council of State Governments provides users ith access to interactive, customizable and up-to-date comparative performance measurement data for 50 states in six key areas: fiscal and economic, public safety and justice, energy and environment, transportation, health and human services, and education.
U.S. Department of Education
Washington State Leadership Academy 

Education Policy
Brown Center on Education Policy
Center for Education Policy Analysis Based at Stanford, this independent research center provides the "depth and scale of research needed to affect education policy in meaningful ways."
Center on Education Policy independent advocate for public education (from web site)
CRESST National Center for Research on Evaluation, Standards, & Student Testing
CSTEEP The Center for the Study of Testing, Ealation, and Educational Policy located at Boston College.
Center for Education Policy--SRI
Consortium for Policy Research in Education Universit of Wisconsin-Madison web site covering research on educational policy.
State Higher Education Policy Database

Education Statistics
Common Core of Data (CCD) National Center for Education Statistics web site with myriad data sets on education from early childhood to postsecondary and beyond.
Condition of Education National Center for Education Statistics web site with various congressionally mandated reports on trends in education
Digest of Education Statistics National Center for Education Statistics web site with a digest of statistics on American education--prekindergarten through graduate school
Education Commission of the States
FedStats government site with statistical profiles by state, county, city, congressional district, or federal judicial district..NOTE--pay attention to the currency of the information.
National Center for Education Statistics (NCES)
Online Education Database Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) database of statistics on higher education and adult learning.
School District Demographics System National Center for Education Statistics web site with statistics on school district demographics
Statistical Abstract of the United States (Online Edition) SPU patrons only
UNESCO United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization site with education statistics
U.S. Census Bureau 2012 Statistical Abstract U.S. Census Bureau statistical reports on enrollment, educational attainment, completions and dropouts, staff and finances, and more.
U.S. Department of Education Policy Information
U.S. Department of Education Research and Statistics

Electronic Journals and Texts
Chronicle of Higher Education --Daily and weekly news. "Internet Resources" provides access to education oriented Web sites.
Directory of Open Access Journals--Social Sciences: Education  The Directory of Open Access Journals, DOAJ, service covers free, full text, quality controlled scientific and scholarly journals. The link above will take you to the 90 Education Journals that are indexed in the DOAJ.
Education-line--Provides access to full-text documents such as conference papers. -University of Leeds, UK and the British Education Index
Education Review--Source of review articles about recently published books in education. -Arizona State University College of Education
Education Week--Online newspaper with a mission to raise the level of awareness and understanding among professional educators and the general public, and to contribute significantly to the welfare of American education. Each edition includes an in-depth examination of a central issue in education and state report cards.  Excellent place to visit once a week and stay abreast of hot education tops.  Visit "Issues A-Z" to learn the background on big issues in education or to help you choose a topic for a course assignment.  
International Journal of Educational Technology--Refereed journal committed to providing access to quality research articles. IJET is published online twice each year. - University of Western Australia and University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
The Internet TESOL Journal--Monthly web journal for teachers of English as a second language with articles, research papers, lesson plans, classroom handouts, teaching ideas and links.
Practical Assessment, Research and Evaluation (PARE)--On-line journal that provides education professionals access to refereed articles that can have a positive impact on assessment, research, evaluation, and teaching practice, especially at the local education agency (LEA) level.
Reading Online--A peer-reviewed journal of K-12 practice and research. Includes articles and book reviews. - International Reading Association
Writing for Publication--Online book, Publishing Educational Research; Guidelines and Tips, compiled by Kay Uchiyama & Genet Simone under the mentorship of Hilda Borko. - American Educational Research Association

Mathematics 
U.S. Department of Education.  (2008). "Foundations for Success" The Final Report of the National Mathematics Advisory Panel.
"Common Core State Standards for Mathematics"
NBPTS--Teaching Standards: EA and AYA Mathematics Standards
OSPI--Mathematics Systems Improvement Framework: An Implementation Guide for District Leaders
Council of Chief State School Officers. (2008). --"Learning Progressions: Supporting Instruction and Formative Assessment"
Stevens, J.  (2009). "Washington State Diagnostic Assessment Guide"
Stevens, J.  (2009). "Washington State Formative Assessment Comparative Guide--Consumer Report"
Ryan, J. M. (2010). "Envisioning a State Educational System: Improving Learning Through a Comprehensive Assessment System"
Mathematics Education Collaborative Instructional Practice: Focused Survey
Schmidt, W. H. & Cogan, L. S.  (2009).   The myth of equal contentEducational Leadership, 67(3). 44-47. (Access to this article is only available to Seattle Pacific University students. You will need your Banner information to access the full text of this article.)
Noyce Foundation. Inside Mathematics "A resource for educators around the world who struggle to provide the best mathematics instruction they can for their students."

Reading and Literacy
International Reading Association (IRA)--click on the "Resources by Topic" left navigation link to access a list of links to various resources. Click on the "Publications" left navigation link to access a list of journals, books, videos, and Podcasts related to K-12 practice and research.
Reading Online--A peer-reviewed journal of K-12 practice and research. Includes articles and book reviews. - International Reading Association

School Counseling
@Health --Provides mental health information and services for mental health practitioners and those they serve. Their online community consists of psychiatrists, pediatricians, family practitioners, psychologists, psychiatric nurses, social workers, counselors, researchers, educators, school psychologists, caregivers, and others who meet the diverse needs of those with mental health concerns.
American Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry Their mission is to "support and advance child and adolescent psychiatry and those it serves."
American Association of Christian Counselors (AACC)--The American Association Of Christian Counselors' website includes links to further information about association publications, specialized training, Biblical counseling courses, the Light Learning Institute, schools, seminars, and treatment centers. The AACC is committed to assisting Christian counselors, whether those counselors are licensed professionals or caring church members with little or no formal training.
American School Counselor Association (ASCA)--The American School Counselor Association (ASCA) supports school counselors' efforts to help students focus on academic, personal/social and career development so they achieve success in school and are prepared to lead fulfilling lives as responsible members of society. ASCA provides professional development, publications and other resources, research and advocacy to more than 18,000 professional school counselors around the globe.
American Psychological Association (APA)--Based in Washington, DC, the American Psychological Association (APA) is a scientific and professional organization that represents psychology in the United States. With 150,000 members, the APA is the largest association of psychologists worldwide.
The Center for Excellence in School Counseling and Leadership (CESCaL) from their website: "the Center's mission is to promote excellence in the field of school counseling..."
Journal of School Counseling -from Ulrich's "aims to promote a community of scholarship that includes the thoughts, practices, and research of school counselors and counselor educators from throughout the nation."
National Association of School Psychologists  From their website, "The NASP empowers school psychologists by advancing effective practices to improve students' learning, behavior, and mental health."
School Counselor.com
School Psychology Resources Online--School psychology resources for psychologists, parents and educators.
Research topics like learning disabilities, ADHD, functional behavioral assessment, autism, adolescence, parenting, psychological assessment, special education, mental retardation, mental health, and more.
Washington School Counselor Association (WSCA)--The Washington School Counselor Association (WSCA) promotes best practices in, and advocates for, professional school counseling.  A chartered state division of the American School Counselor Association (ASCA) and a division of the Washington Counseling Association (WCA). The WSCA website includes information on advocacy, professional development, certification, graduate schools, job opportunities, etc.

Standards
Common Core Standards
--Common standards developed in a collaborative effort with the National Govenors Association, the Council of Chief State School Officers, teachers, and school administrators.
No Child Left Behind--(Elemenatry and Secondary Education Act) U.S. Department of Education site providing extensive information on the Elementary and Seconday Education Act.

Washington State Resources
The Center for Strenthening the Teaching Profession (CSTP)--Washington state non-profit organization that focuses on teaching excellence.  Their three priorties are: Research, Teacher Leadership and Community Dialogue.
Colleges and Universities--Links to Washington State Colleges and Universities.- Higher Education Coordinating Board
Common Core State Standards--for Washington State The standards, developed through a process led by the Council for Chief State School Officers and the National Governors Association, describe the knowledge and skills in English language arts and mathematics that young peopl will need upon graduation from high school.
Common School Manual--A compilation of most of the laws enacted by the state legislature governing common school system operations and other titles containing laws affecting school operations. Also included are the administrative rules adopted to enhance the laws. (Links to education related portions of the WAC and the RCW.)  -Office of the Superintendent of Public Instruction
K-12 Schools--Washington State Alphabetical Index of School and District Web Pages. -Washington State Department of Information
Office of the Superintendent of Public Instruction (OSPI)--The OSPI is the primary agency charged with overseeing K-12 education in Washington state.  Topic links organized by categories which include Assessment & Research, Boards & Commissions, Curriculum & Instruction, Legislature & Government, Press Room, Programs & Departments, School/District Directories, and Standards / EARLS. 
Puget Sound Educational Service District--Puget Sound Educational Service District (ESD) is one of nine regional educational agencies serving school districts and state-approved private schools in Washington State. ESDs function primarily as support agencies and deliver educational services that can be more efficiently or economically performed regionally. 
Washington State Board of Education--The web site for the Washington State Board of Education.  Includes Education Related Links which leads to a list of education organizations in Washington and across the country.
Washington State Education Index--Large list of state links organized by categories: Education Resources; Statewide Education Information; Education Boards, Commissions, Committees, and Councils; Financial Aid and Scholarships; and More Education Resources. -Washington State Department of Information
Washington State Library -- digital collections, historical newspapers, historical photos, audio & braille books, Northwest Collections, etc.
Washington State Report Card--Designed to help educators and the public better understand our public schools in Washington state. It contains important information about our K-12 community including general information about school demographics, student academic performance (including WASL scores), and staff characteristics.  Look Washington State public schools up by school name, school district, county, city, or zip code. -Office of the Superintendent of Public Instruction

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