The National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE) is the profession’s mechanism to help establish high quality teacher preparation. Through the process of professional accreditation of schools, colleges and departments of education, NCATE works to make a difference in the quality of teaching and teacher preparation today, tomorrow and for the next century. NCATE’s performance-based system of accreditation fosters competent classroom teachers and other educators who work to improve the education of all P-12 students. NCATE believes every student deserves a caring, competent and highly qualified teacher.
National Center for Education Statistics
NCES is the primary federal entity for collecting and analyzing data that are related to education in the United States and other nations.
Buros Institute of Mental Measures
The Buros Institute of Mental Measurements provides professional assistance, expertise and information to users of commercially published tests. The Institute promotes meaningful and appropriate test selection, utilization and practice.
The Educational Testing Service Network
Educational Testing Service is the world's premier educational measurement institution and a leader in educational research. A private nonprofit company, dedicated to serving the needs of individuals, educational institutions and agencies, and governmental bodies in 181 countries, ETS develops and annually administers more than 11 million tests worldwide on behalf of clients in education, government and business.
American Psychological Association
Based in Washington, DC, the American Psychological Association (APA) is a scientific and professional organization that represents psychology in the United States. With more than 150,000 members, APA is the largest association of psychologists worldwide.
American Educational Research Association
The American Educational Research Association is concerned with improving the educational process by encouraging scholarly inquiry related to education and by promoting the dissemination and practical application of research results. AERA is the most prominent international professional organization with the primary goal of advancing educational research and its practical application. Its 20,000 members are educators, administrators, directors of research, testing, or evaluation in federal, state and local agencies, counselors, evaluators, graduate students and behavioral scientists. The broad range of disciplines represented by the membership includes education, psychology, statistics, sociology, history, economics, philosophy, anthropology and political science.
ERIC Clearinghouse for Assessment, Evaluation, and Research Information
This site provides balanced information concerning educational assessment, evaluation and research methodology. It also provides resources to encourage the responsible use of educational data and promotes the best resources within the established scope.
Eric/AE Test Locator
The Educational Testing Service (ETS) Test Collection database contains descriptions of over 10,000 tests and research instruments. This version of the database contains descriptions of tests in the ETS Tests in the Microfiche Collection, tests available from the ERIC Document Reproduction Service, tests described in journal articles or book chapters, and descriptions that were created or verified after 1989 of commercially available tests.
Digests includes short reports that synthesize research and ideas about emerging issues in education. They are designed to help members of the educational community keep up-to-date with trends and new developments. ERIC Digests are in the public domain and may be freely copied and distributed.