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DECEMBER, 1997

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The Council of Chief State School Officers
http://www.ccsso.org/
GRADE LEVEL: Professionals

B+ CONTENT:
This is the Web site for the Council of Chief State School Officers (CCSSO). Users will find headlines, publications and information related to the organization.

A AESTHETICS:
The site uses a standardized color scheme throughout. The layout uses frames. The text pages use a lot of spacing that make them easy to read.

A ORGANIZATION:
Users can navigate within the site very easily. The frame format provides a menu on the left side of the page that lists all the sections of the site.

REVIEW:
The Council of Chief State School Officers (CCSSO) is a national organization whose members are the public officials who head education departments in each state and the District of Columbia. Members also include the heads of education departments for Department of Defense Education programs. CCSSO reports member consensus on topics organizations, federal agencies, Congress, and the public about educational issues. The organization occasionally forms coalitions with other education organizations. Although membership is restricted to those individuals mentioned above the Web site provides information for non-members as well. Users will find publications, reports and news items on current state programs, education issues and assessment. The Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) section of the site explains information available at the site. A great site for members and a good site for administrators and educators as well.