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Education: Websites

Education Websites

Ventura County Office of Education
News, plans, programs, services, and professional development for Ventura County educators and parents.

California Department of Education
Find information on curriculum, testing, data, statistics, and more.

U.S. Department of Education
Find news, data, laws, and more

Demographics, Statistics, and Data

Explore Census Data (Formerly American FactFinder)
From the U.S. Census Bureau, provides access to data from a variety of surveys and censuses.

U.S. Census Bureau
Find detailed data from the U.S. Census Bureau surveys and censuses. Search by topics, geography, and more.

National Center for Education Statistics
Access data and statistics from national assessments, school surveys, and more.  Includes Pre-K through post-secondary, and libraries.

Evaluating Websites

Remember, anyone can publish anything online!  Make sure you take a critical look at any websites you are considering using for your research!  Some things to ask yourself about the website...

  • Who or what group is the author?  What are their credentials.
    • This could be a person, company, organization, etc. Think about what makes this person or group an authority or expert on the subject.
  • Who is the intended audience? 
    • This could be the general public, other experts in the field, children, parents, etc.
  • Is the information accurate and unbiased?
    • Is it clear if the information being presented is fact or opinion?  If it's fact, are there citations or links to where the author has found supporting information?
  • Is the information current?
    • Try to find out when the website was last updated or if there is a publication date for the particular page you are viewing.

For more information on evaluating websites, check out this research guide.

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