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This page is a place where parents can get information on school related issues for grades K-12. Find out about the New York State (NYS) Tests for 4th and 8th graders, regents preparation, the NYS Learning Standards, what your child needs to know at each grade level, and even information on helping your high school junior or senior in their college search.

Internet Resources

General Education Sites
Education: K-12 Articles
www.kidsource.com/kidsource/pages/ed.k12.html

Education Place
www.eduplace.com/parents/

Family Education
http://www.familyeducation.com/channel/0,2916,21,00.html

New York State School Standards & Curriculums

New York State Learning Standards
http://www.emsc.nysed.gov/ciai/pub/sta
ndards.pdf
You will need Adobe Acrobat Reader to acess it. Click here if you want to download the free software.

New York State Core Curriculum in English Language Arts
http://www.emsc.nysed.gov/ciai/ela/pub/ccela.pdf
You will need Adobe Acrobat Reader to acess it. Click here if you want to download the free software.

New York State Resource Guide(with Core Curriculum) in Math, Science & Technology
http://www.emsc.nysed.gov/guides/mst/
You will need Adobe Acrobat Reader to acess it. Click here if you want to download the free software.

New York State Resource Guide (with Core Curriculum) in Social Studies
http://www.emsc.nysed.gov/ciai/pub/pubss.html
You will need Adobe Acrobat Reader to acess it. Click here if you want to download the free software.


Test Information
New York State Assessment Test 4th Grade Math
http://accelerateu.org/Assessments/math4/4math.htm

New York State Assessment Test 4th Grade ELA
http://accelerateu.org/Assessments/ELA4/4Ela.htm

New York State Assessment Test 8th Grade Math
http://accelerateu.org/Assessments/math8/8math.htm

New York State Assessment Test 8th Grade ELA
http://accelerateu.org/Assessments/ELA8/8Ela.htm

New York State Regents Prep Center
http://www.regentsprep.org/

College Information
Petersons Guides
http://www.petersons.com

The College Board
http://www.collegeboard.com

Princeton Review
http://www.princetonreview.com

Financial Aid
SmartStudent Guide to Financial Aid

http://www.finaid.com

Department of Education - Financial Aid
http://www.ed.gov/finaid.html

Library Resources

You can find information on schooling at your local public library. Books may be located in either the Children's or Adult area in the 370's. If interested in magazine and newspaper articles, check your library's database collection. Your librarian will be happy to help you locate the materials you need or visit your library online at www.nassaulibrary.org/list/nasslist.html

Books

Elementary School

The Educated Child : A Parent's Guide from Preschool Through Eighth Grade by William Bennett.
This book provides a guide for what parents should expect their children to learn at each stage of grade school.

Overcoming Underachieving: A Simple Plan to Boost Your Kids Grades and Their Homework Blahs by Ruth Allen Peters.
With a practical program targeted for parents of children from first through the twelfth grade, this book gives concrete advice about how to reward performance, build a child's self-concept, and help kids battle apathy.

Parent's Guide To The New York State 4th Grade Tests
by Cynthia Johnson
This book explains how children can develop a positive and confident approach to the test and how to cope with test anxiety. It also explains how to interpret test results and how parents can help raise test scores by reinforcing key concepts at home.

Middle School
Cracking The New York State 8th Grade Math Test. Princeton Review.
This book provides a complete overview of the test with examples of the types of questions you'll see, a review of math topics, tips on how to answer tough multiple choice questions and strategies for solving the open-ended response questions.

Let's Prepare For The Grade 8 English Language Arts Test
by Michael Greenberg
This book provides practice and review in reading comprehension, listening, reading, organizing ideas for composition writing, sentence structure and general writing style. It also includes a full length practice exam.Also available for science and social studies.


High School
Worldwide College Scholarship Directory by Daniel Cassidy.

The College Board College Cost & Financial Aid Handbook.

Lovejoy's College Guide.

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