Ed Sources

Name/URL/Category*DescriptionAdministrative Value

California Department of Education 

Assessment School Finance School Law

The Core Purpose of the California Department of Education is to lead and support the continuous improvement of student achievement, with a specific focus on closing achievement gaps. Information, materials, tools and resources for California Educators

Technology Information Center for Administrative Leadership

Leadership Tools and Resources

Helping K-12 administrators provide informed and effective leadership in the use of technology to improve education. Forum, Resource Database, Tools and Templates, Surveys for administrators, by administrators

Educational Results Partnership (Just for the Kids)

Assessment Tools and Resources

Provides free, easy to understand data on every public school in California to help schools and communities raise student achievement. Provides clear and accurate data charts from the California Standards Test for Language Arts and Mathematics. Helps schools benchmark their performance against the top ten performing schools in the state, region and county that have comparable student populations. Connects schools to higher performing schools to learn what works as well as a Best Practice Framework and self-audit tool to help set measurable, attainable goals for improvement.

U.S. Department of Education

School Law School Finance Assessment

Promote student achievement and preparation for global competitiveness by fostering educational excellence and ensuring equal access

Establishing policies on federal financial aid for education, and distributing as well as monitoring those funds.

• Collecting data on America's schools and disseminating research.
• Focusing national attention on key educational issues.
• Prohibiting discrimination and ensuring equal access to education.

Association of Supervision and Curriculum Development (ASCD)

Teaching & Learning Leadership

ASCD is a membership organization that develops programs, products, and services essential to the way educators learn, teach, and lead. Addresses all aspects of effective teaching and learning—such as professional development, educational leadership, and capacity building.

Association of California School Administrators (ACSA)

Leadership Teaching and Learning School Finance Tools and Resources

The mission of ACSA is to support California's educational leaders; ensure all students have the essential skills and knowledge needed to excel; and champion public education. ACSA's focus on teaching and learning means the association has a lead advocacy role on issues such as curriculum and instruction, assessment and accountability and improving efforts to close the achievement gap. As expectations and accountability requirements for school leaders increase, ACSA continues to be on the forefront on No Child Left Behind implementation issues at the state and federal level

California Technology Assistance Projects

Staff Development

Statewide technical assistance program, funded by the California Department of Education (CDE). Intended to promote the effective use of technology in teaching, learning and school administration Professional development and learning resources to use technology as a tool to improve teaching and learning. Professional development and support for hardware and telecommunications infrastructure design, implementation, and sustainability. Professional development and support to use technology as a tool to improve school management, including pupil record-keeping and tracking for pupil instruction and data-driven decision making.

Ed Source

Personnel Administration School Law School Finance Assessment

Clarify complex education issues and to promote thoughtful policy decisions about public school improvement. K–12 education information, research, analysis, and data

The Education Trust/West


Provides educators with a "one-stop" resource for critical information needed for the selection of supplemental electronic learning resources aligned to the State Board of Education academic content standards. Identify and review supplemental electronic learning resources such as software, video, and Internet resources. Identify learning units aligned to resources and the state academic content standards. Maintain an interactive web site to provide information about electronic learning resources through an online searchable database and links to state education technology projects and resources.

Search Institute

Leadership Staff Development Tools/Resources

Provide leadership, knowledge, and resources to promote healthy children, youth, and communities. High-quality research and evaluation that deepens knowledge of young people, what they need, and how to care for and work with them more effectively. Tools, resources, and services to equip parents, educators, youth workers, policy makers, and other leaders to create a world where all young people are valued and thrive. Collaboration with partners (foundations, corporations, schools, communities, faith-based organizations, and other systems) to broaden and deepen commitments, capacity, and effectiveness in fostering healthy development and thriving among children and adolescents.