Brainfuse HelpNow provides live online tutoring from 2pm-11pm, plus a writing center (get individualized feedback on your papers) and a test center with practice tests for kids, teens, and adults (AP, ACT, GED, and much more!).
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Educator’s Reference Complete is a selection of more than 450 full-text academic journals, hundreds of full-text reports, and many premier reference sources. Included content focuses on educational principles, child development and psychology, and best practices in education.
ERIC contains magazine articles on education topics.
Job & Career Accelerator is a resource to explore potential occupations, build a resume and cover letter, search for jobs, and prepare for interviews.
LearningExpressLibrary contains complete online interactive practice tests for the ACT, SAT, GRE, LSAT, MCAT, and many career tests. Also, includes skill improvement tests for elementary, middle, and high school students. Tutorials for Microsoft Office products, Windows and Mac operating systems, Adobe Photoshop, and more.
Choosing The Right School
A directory of public and private schools in our area.
Chicago Tribune School Rankings
View the top Chicago area elementary and high schools based on test scores. DATABASE SEARCH: Enter an address to find schools within 20 miles ranked by test score, class size, etc.
Digest of Education Statistics
Find statistics from 1990 to the present on schools and libraries in America.
DuPage Regional Office of Education
Provides information for job fairs and educational institutes.
Links to over 145,000 Education sites covering early childhood to college to adult continuing education.
Interactive Illinois Report Card from Northern Illinois University
A Northern Illinois University and Illinois State Board of Education cooperative site which contains standardized assessment scores, funding information, and other evaluative information on elementary, middle and high schools in Illinois.
GED Testing - College of Dupage
COD offers GED preparation, GED testing, and college courses all in one location.
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Teachers and Educators
Illinois Association of School Administrators
Links to job openings and information about teacher certification.
Illinois Certification Testing System
Free downloadable study guides for Illinois teacher certification tests.
Illinois State Board of Education
Provides links for school report cards, teaching/education job openings, and teacher certification.
A list of resources for teachers.
Choosing a College
Most complete online directory of the world's universities and colleges.
Search for colleges, financial aid, and college entrance exams and test dates.
IIE Passport Study Abroad Directories
Find out about international study options from the Institute of International Education. Contains information about universities and private institutions that sponsor education abroad programs for U.S. students and adult learners.
Illinois Board of Higher Education
Find college degree programs throughout Illinois by searching for institution type and degree programs, with subject/geographic limits.
Institute of Education Sciences (IES) College Navigator
The National Center for Education Statistics provides information about colleges and universities across the U.S.
Peterson's Open Choices
Links to colleges, financial aid sources, test preparation, and online college applications.
Princeton Review Best 361 College Rankings
View 62 rankings lists, organized into 8 categories, based on student feedback.
U.S. News and World Report - Education
U.S. News' annual rankings of graduate and undergraduate programs plus information on colleges and financial aid.
College Illinois Prepaid Tuition Program
Information on the prepaid tuition program administered by the Illinois Student Assistance Commission.
Compare student loan interest rates.
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Back to College
Resources include information about where to get discount textbooks, career planning, financial aid, scholarships, and online degrees.
A directory of professional, personal, and recreational classes for the Chicago area.
College of Dupage Continuing Education Program
Learn about the wealth of continuing education classes offeres by COD.
Local Computer Classes from Indian Prairie Public Library
View descriptions of the library's computer classes.
Lyons Township Adult and Continuing Education
Lyons Township High School offers many courses for adults. View the current catalog.
ACT: American College Testing
College entrance exam
DAT: Dental Admission Test
Measures general academic ability, comprehension of scientific information, and perceptual ability for admission to dental school.
GMAT: Graduate Managment Admission Test
GMAT evaluates applicants from many educational backgrounds for business schools.
GRE: Graduation Record Examination
The Graduate Record Examinations (GRE) General Test measures verbal reasoning, quantitative reasoning, and critical thinking and analytical writing skills for graduate school admissions.
LSAT: Law School Admission Test
The Law School Admission Test (LSAT) is a half-day standardized test required for admission to all ABA–approved law schools, most Canadian law schools, and many non–ABA–approved law schools.
MCAT: Medical College Admission Test
The Medical College Admission Test (MCAT) is a standardized, multiple-choice examination designed to assess the examinee's problem solving, critical thinking, writing skills, and knowledge of science concepts and principles prerequisite to the study of medicine.
NCLEX-RN/PN: National Council Licensure Examination for Registered Nurses/Practical Nurses
An exam used in licensing nurses.
Praxis: Teacher Certification Tests
The Praxis Series™ assessments provide educational tests and other services that states use as part of their teacher licensure and certification process.
SAT Scholastic Aptitude Test
Nearly every college in America accepts the SAT or Subject Tests as a part of its admissions process.
TOFEL: Test of English as a Foreign Language
The TOEFL test is the most widely accepted English-language test in the world.