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Educational Leadership Resources



Associations/Organizations

American Association of School Administrators (AASA)
AASA is a worldwide professional organization for educational leaders. Its mission is to "support and develop effective school leaders who are dedicated to the highest quality public education for all children."
Grades: K - 12
http://www.aasa.org/
Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development (ASCD)
ASCD represents educators from more than 135 countries, including superintendents, principals, teachers, professors of education, and school board members. The ASCD addresses all aspects of effective teaching and learning -- such as professional development, educational leadership, and capacity building.
Grades: K - 12
http://www.ascd.org/
National Association for Bilingual Education (NABE)
NABE is the only national professional organization that represents both language-minority students and the bilingual education professionals who serve them. NABE works to improve instructional practice, professional development, funding for programs, and the rights of language-minority Americans.
Grades: K - 12
http://www.nabe.org/
National Association of Elementary School Principals
The National Association of Elementary School Principals provides support for elementary and middle school principals. The organization contributes to the professionalism of its members through training programs, publications, conferences, and governmental advocacy.
Grades: K - 8
http://www.naesp.org/
National Association of Secondary School Principals (NASSP)
The NASSP, with 40,000 members worldwide, seeks excellence in school leadership through its publications, professional development, and its promotion of issues and interests with news media and Congress.
Grades: 6 - 12
http://www.nassp.org/

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Journals and Other Periodicals

Educational Leadership
This publication, from the Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development, posts selected articles from the past year. You may also "SEARCH ARCHIVES" for past issues from professional development to standards to learning differences.
Grades: K - 12
http://www.ascd.org/publications/educational-leadership.aspx

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Other Resources

Compendium of Assessment and Research Tools (CART)
CART is a database that provides information on the measurement of youth development programs. Useful to administrators and educational leaders the database provides descriptions of research instruments, tools, rubrics, and guides for studying the effectiveness of school-based activities. While offering few of the actual instruments, the database allows users to locate research tools in various areas of study, offering brief descriptions, target populations and contact information.
Grades: K - 12
http://cart.rmcdenver.com/index.cgi
Practical Assessment, Research and Evaluation (PARE)
PARE is an on-line journal that provides access to articles on assessment, research, evaluation, and teaching practice that are useful to both teachers and researchers. PARE is listed among the ejournals in education by the Scholarly Publishing and Academic Resources Coalition( SPARC), and the website for the AERA SIG "Communications Among Researchers".
Grades: K - 12
http://PAREonline.net
What Works Clearinghouse (WWC)
Developed by the Institute of Education Sciences (IES), part of the U.S. Department of Education, this website identifies education practices that are based on reviews of education research. It includes a searchable database of research studies that have been reviewed.
Grades: PreK - 12
http://ies.ed.gov/ncee/wwc/

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