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Academic Assessment Resources
This section, here in the Counseling Community, has resources on academic assessments.

Special Education Community
Here you'll find resources on working with students who are gifted and/or have learning or physical disabilities.

Vocational Education Community
Vocation-specific resources and tools for students wishing to follow a non-traditional higher education.

Education World's Subject Centers
Here's a good place for students find help in their class work, and explore subjects they're interested in.

Arts Center
Foriegn Language Center
History Center
Language & Lit Center
Math Center
P.E. & Health Center
Science Center
Social Studies Center
Technology Center


Program Helps Middle Schoolers GEAR UP for College
A federal program for low-income middle school students helps them prepare for college as early as sixth grade. That program provides a wide variety of information and experiences for students. It also puts much-needed information into the hands of parents who might not have time to gather it on their own. "That [information] is very powerful," one program administrator told Education World. Included: Administrators from rural and urban school systems tell Education World how they are gearing up their students for college!

Do Schools Give 'Equal Grades for Equal Work'?
When is a B really an A? When you live in a school district with high academic standards and tough grading policies, according to some Connecticut parents who want their kids to get more A's. Those parents blame the school district's high standards for their students' low grades! Included: An Education World poll of school administrators across the country.

AFT President Proposes Extra Year of High School
About 4,000 members of the American Federation of Teachers are gathering in Philadelphia this week for its 76th annual conference. Highlights of the conference include Vice President Al Gore's delivery of a key policy address. Other highlights include debates and resolutions about controversial teacher testing, charter schools, and a proposal by AFT president calling for an extra year of high school to help prevent high school-dropout rates from climbing.

Teachers Learn from Looking Together at Student Work
School reformers say the way to improve education and accountability is by improving the way teachers and students look at student work. Today, Education World examines two collaborative approaches that teachers are using to look at student work. Included: Tips for looking at student work.

Career Education: Setting Your Students on the Path to a Valued Vocation
"Only rich people can go to college!" That is what one third grader told teacher Heather Root. Now, Root and other educators are emphasizing career education in their classrooms, even at the elementary level. With the resources of the Web as your guide, you too can implement a study of occupations that enlightens, inspires, and encourages your students to succeed! Included: Online resources for screening personality and interest, writing rsums, and the all-important job interview. Lesson plans for teachers too!

Can Schools Stop Promoting Failure?
The "social promotion" pendulum swings back and forth. Educators in Chicago, DC, and North Carolina are setting new standards for student promotion and retention. And a new report from the American Federation of Teachers -- "Passing on Failure: District Promotion Policies and Practices" -- examines the issue.


College Is Possible
College Is Possible is devoted to helping families realize the dream of sending kids to college. Included are middle and high school courses students should take for a college track. Much of the site is also available in Spanish.

Student Resources : College Preparation:


Hot Topics in Education
Helpful and insightful publications for educators and parents fromt he American Psychology Assc.

Tools For Teachers
A list of books published by the American Psychological Association.

College Preparation
This is a page of resources from the ERIC Adjunct Clearinghouse on School Counseling Services and contains links to books and ERIC digests.

Mind Tools
Here you'll find an extensive set of resources on topics oriented to being successfull in life. Topics include, Problem Solving Techniques, Improving Your Memory, Increasing Creativity, Mastering Stress, Time Management Skills, Communication Skills, and lots more.

Effective Study
This set of resources is proved by the Georgia College & State University Counseling Dept. It is targeted at college students, but also has some good ideas for highschool students.

Plan for Your Future During High School
This resource from the Indiana Career and Postsecondary Advancement Center (ICPAC) offers a variety of good tips to high school students about what they need to do now to prepare for the future. Also be sure to check out their Study Skills page.