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Government Resources in Education


This research guide will point you toward  resources that you can use as a prospective teacher or education administrator. This concise guide should point you toward some useful links and resources from the federal government and State of California. 

Government documents can lend a note of authority to your research. Use this guide to provide support for your thesis and dissertation.

New Publications from the U.S. Dept. of Education (6/12)

The U.S. Department of Education has produced a variety of free information on such timely topics as ensuring the safety of the nation’s schools, the prevention of bullying, and Public School Community Partnerships. This information, along with other noteworthy topics are available to you at no cost from the ED Pubs website.

ERIC (Education Resources Information Center)

ERIC - the Education Resources Information Center - is an online digital library of education research and information. ERIC is sponsored by the Institute of Educational Sciences (IES) of the U.S. Department of Education. ERIC provides ready access to education literature to support the use of educational research and information to improve practice in learning, teaching, educational decision-making, and research.

Research & Statistical Information from the U.S. Department of Education

The following resources will help you to gather and analyze statistics for your reports and assignments.

California State Board of Education, Standards & Frameworks

Standards and Frameworks can be described in three categories:  Content standards, Common Core State Standards and Curriculum Frameworks.

Content standards were designed to encourage the highest achievement of every student, by defining the knowledge, concepts, and skills that students should acquire at each grade level.

Common Core State Standards (CCSS) in English-language arts and mathematics were adopted by the State Board of Education (SBE) on August 2, 2010.

Curriculum Frameworks
Frameworks are blueprints for implementing the content standards adopted by the California State Board of Education and are developed by the Curriculum Development and Supplemental Materials Commission.

California Testing and Accountability

Information about student academic achievement and program requirements.

Resources for Teachers

The following web links will lead you to government resources for teaching, and lesson plans,  that you can use in the classroom.  Includes learning support for teachers from the California Dept. of Education.