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Finding & Choosing a School (Colleges)



College Rankings
Compilation of ranking services, with extensive reviews of such services. From the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign's Education and Social Science Library.

Information on college planning for students, parents and educators. Includes SAT registration. In English and en español.

Washington Colleges and Universities

Learn about Washington state's public and private colleges, universities, community and technical colleges, and career schools. Compiled by the Washington Student Achievement Council.

WOIS/The Career Information System

Washington state information on current salaries, educational programs, schools and training requirements for various occupations. Includes tools to help you choose a career. Remote access is available - call Quick Information at 206-386-4636 for login information.



Finding & Choosing a School (Local K-12)

Top Search
National source of school performance information for parents and others.

Seattle Public Schools
Information on academics, schools, enrollment, news & calendars, employment and more.






Homework Help for Children
Available from the Seattle Public Library's Childrens' Web page.

Homework Help for Teens
Available from the Seattle Public Library's Teen Web page.



Lifelong Learning



Access Program for Older Adults
University of Washington program that waives tuition for Washington residents sixty years or older who wish to attend classes as auditing students.

Lifetime Learning Center
Established in 1976 to provide non-credit college courses for older adults.

Road Scholar
Travel and educational opportunities for those 55 and older.



Resources for Parents & Teachers



Children's Page
Seattle Public Library's Children's Web page.

Teen Page
Seattle Public Library's Teen Web page.

Washington Homeschool Organization

A non-profit membership organization that serves the diverse interests of home-based education in Washington State. WHO is non-partisan, non-sectarian, and non-discriminating in its views of home schooling and participation in its activities.  Resources for Homeschooling in Washington State.



Scholarships & Financial Aid



FinAid: The Financial Aid Information Page
Comprehensive financial aid information.

Financial Aid - U.S. Department of Education
FAFSA forms online, Federal School Code Search and more.

Gates Millennium Scholars
Provides grants for higher education to outstanding African American, American Indian/Alaska Natives, Asian Pacific Islander Americans, and Hispanic American students.

Pacific Northwest Scholarship Guide
Non-profit College Planning Network's online tool for aid.

Sallie Mae
Financial planning and education loans explained.

Stim Bullitt Civic Courage Scholarship
For high school seniors and undergraduate students who live, work or attend school in Seattle.  Write an essay about an individual or group of individuals from Washington state who have demonstrated civic courage on an issue of importance to the community at great personal, political or professional risk.  Offered by Seattle Public Library Foundation. Washington Scholarship Coalition

The Washington Scholarship Coalition (WSC) is a public/private partnership that includes nonprofit organizations, private foundations and state agencies committed to increasing access to scholarships and financial aid for Washington students.

Washington State Opportunity Scholarship

Businesses and the Washington State Legislature have joined forces to fulfill the promise of better education and career opportunities for Washington students in STEM and the Health Care field through scholarships.



Statistics & Research



ERIC - Education Resources Information Center
ERIC provides free access to journal articles and other education-related materials. ERIC is sponsored by the U.S. Department of Education, Institute of Education Sciences (IES).

National Center for Education Statistics (NCES)
The U.S. Department of Education's institute for collecting and analyzing data related to education.






COMPASS Test Update

The COMPASS placement test has been discontinued nationwide as of November 30, 2016, and is no longer available. New placement tests replaced the COMPASS test at Seattle Central December 1, 2016.

ETS - Educational Testing Service
Links to official test sites for SAT, AP, CLEP, GRE, TOEFL and more.

Highline Community College - Placement and Testing Center

Placement and Testing Center provides a variety of services for incoming and current students. Also provides community proctor services as well as administration and monitoring of assessment tests.

LearningExpress Library

Online learning with test preparation guides for the ASVAB, GED, GRE, SAT, TOEFL and U.S. Citizenship. Learn software, skills for career advancement, and more.

Seattle Central - Placement Testing

New placement tests at the Seattle Central Wonderlic Basic Skills Test/WBST Practice Test A for for English Language, College Success Test for ESL/English for non-native speakers--and Math--ALEKS PPL 


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