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CRAAP Test: Resource Evaluation
The CRAAP Test
Use this worksheet as a guide to evaluate information resources for Currency, Relevance, Authority, Accuracy, and Purpose.
Whether researching for educational or personal reasons, it's important to carefully evaluate your information sources. The CRAAP test guides you through the process as you consider a source's Currency, Relevance, Authority, Accuracy, and Purpose.
Arkansas Department of Education
State education news and information about licensure, school districts, student assessment, and more.
Official site of the U.S. Department of Education.
NCES: National Center for Education Statistics
The primary federal entity for collecting and analyzing data related to education.
Early Childhood Outcomes Center
"Provides national leadership in assisting states with the implementation of high-quality outcome systems for early intervention (EI) and early childhood special education (ECSE) programs" -quote from website
PreK-K Lesson Plans from Scholastic
"Free lesson plans, unit plans, discussion guides, and extension activities." - quote from website
"Early childhood teachers can find step-by-step activities, materials lists and outcomes all in one, convenient place." - quote from website
Early Childhood News
News, classroom ideas, and teacher resources.
Website of the National Association for the Education of Young Children.
Zero to Three
"A national, nonprofit organization that provides parents, professionals and policymakers the knowledge and know-how to nurture early development." -quote from website
"Hundreds of free activities and free crafts for infants, toddlers, preschoolers and elementary school children." -quote from website
The Office of Head Start (OHS) promotes the school readiness of young children from low-income families through local programs. Head Start and Early Head Start programs support the mental, social, and emotional development of children from birth to age 5.
Southern Education Association
Since 1948 the Southern Early Childhood Association has brought together preschool, kindergarten, primary teachers & administrators, caregivers, program directors, and individuals working with & for families, to promote quality care and education for young children.