Selected education-related links.
For links to local public schools please see OSPI's website for school district connections.
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Literacy Now - A division of Tacoma Community House, Literacy Now operates the Washington State Adult Literacy Hotline and Directory, a searchable database of literacy programs offered in many locations. Website: www.literacynow.info Public Schools Emergency Communications System PSECS Report of school schedule changes due to adverse weather conditions and other emergency situations for member public school districts, private schools and colleges in the Puget Sound area. (Puget Sound Educational Service District) Website: www.psecs.wednet.edu
OSPI - WA Many education topics in WA state, including school district maps and website links, academic expectations (EARLs & GLEs), assessment tests such as the WASL-replacements, MSP and HSPE, special education programs and home-based instruction. See additional education related outside links in the "Education Related Links" sidebar. (WA Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction - OSPI) Website: www.k12.wa.us
WA Community and Technical College - Online Directory Online Directory of all WA State Community and Technical Colleges. (sbctc.ctc.edu) Website: www.sbctc.ctc.edu
ASSET Test: Student Guide View a PDF online of the Student Guide (including sample questions) for this entrance test commonly used by local community colleges. (ACT- formerly known as American College Testing.) Website: www.act.org
COMPASS Test: Sample Questions View sample questions online for this computerized entrance test commonly used by local community colleges. (ACT - formerly known as American College Testing.) Website: www.act.org
Academic Info Academic Info is an independent online subject directory of over 25,000 hand-picked educational resources for high school and college students as well as a directory of online degree program information and admissions test preparation resources (SAT, GRE, LSAT, MCAT, GMAT, USMLE, TOEFL). Web site: www.academicinfo.net
Education Statistics at Glance The Education Statistics at Glance brings together data from several NCES sources. Search documents through table of contents, subject area, full text and table-title word searches. (National Center for Education Statistics) Web site: nces.ed.gov
Khan Academy Short instructional videos on a wide range of topics. The Khan Academy is a not-for-profit organization with a stated mission of changing education for the better by providing a free world-class education to anyone anywhere. khanacademy.org
WA Higher Education Coordinating Board A state agency site providing helpful information for students interested financial aid information and various placement testing programs. (WA HECB) Web site: www.hecb.wa.gov
Washington Home-based Instruction Regulations and guidelines for private education in home-based environment in WA, including links to the "Pink Book" of WA homeschooling regulations. (WA Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction) Website: www.k12.wa.us
Washington Homeschool Organization - Region 10 area groups Pierce County area groups or individuals which offer local support groups, co-ops or other groups for homeschoolers. (WHO) Website: www.washhomeschool.org
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