Military OneSource: This site is a one-stop shop for any support for any problem that military families may encounter. If you don't know where to go to find out about something, start here.
Military Child Education Coalition: The Military Child Education Coalition (MCEC) is a private organization working to solve the challenge of helping schools and military installations deliver accurate, timely information to meet transitioning parent and student needs, and in the development and education of children from military families. MCEC is an advocate for military connected children, and their website provides parents valuable information about school transition, scholarships, contests, support services, free publications, training, news, technology tools and more.
Soar at Home: The Student Online Achievement Resources website offers standardized testing for free. Families need to register on the site, and then children can take standardized math and reading/language arts tests with results that are linked to the standards in their state or district. The program also offers tutoring on concepts where a child is weak.
NMFA: National Military Family Association provides resources and support to spouses and children of Air Force, Army, Navy, Marine Corps, Coast Guard, NOAA and PHS. NMFA initiatives include free camps, spouse scholarships, volunteer and family awards, education opportunities and more.
Live Homework Help: Live Homework Help® by Tutor.com™ is a free, live, online tutoring service available in English and Spanish 24 hours a day.
Military Homefront Website: Brings Resources to Military Families: According to the Department of Defense (DoD), more than 100,000 military families have members with special needs. These include spouses, children or dependent parents who require special medical or educational services. These family members have a diagnosed physical, intellectual or emotional condition. DoD invites families to explore the Special Needs module on its website to learn about and find the resources that will support them. Families can also subscribe to the Military Homefront special needs e-mail newsletter so they can be alerted as new items about special needs are added to the website.
Whether you need to learn about early intervention services or want to learn how to be a more effective advocate for your child, you will find the information you are searching for in the Parent Toolkit.
LD Online: Learning Disabilities and ADHD information.
Lexile: Lexile measures allow you to manage your child's reading comprehension by matching him or her to appropriately challenging text. Matching your child's Lexile measure to a text with the same Lexile measure leads to an expected 75-percent comprehension rate--not too to be frustrating, but enough to encourage reading progress. You can further help your child by knowing his or her Lexile range. A reader's recommended Lexile range is 50L above and 100L below his or her Lexile measure. These are the boundaries between the easiest kind of reading materials for your child and the hardest level at which he or she should be able to read successfully.
National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP): The NAEP test is designed to allow for comparison of academic performance between states that often have their own forms of testing. The NAEP provides a snapshot of achievement in math, reading, writing, and science. The testing is done with a randomly selected representation group at each school in a state or district. The results can allow parents to compare "apples to apples" when looking at student achievement in different locations. DoDEA is given state status and represents all Department of Defense schools.
Department of Defense Education Activity (DoDEA): The DoDEA Data Center contains contact information for schools, enrollment data, test scores and customer satisfaction surveys. The information is provided for all Department of Defense schools in the U.S. and abroad.