Intelligence plus character--that is the goal of true education.
-Martin Luther King, Jr.

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Drug Information: Not In My House Steps you can take to help protect your kids from prescription drug abuse: monitor, secure and dispose http://www.drugfree.org/notinmyhouse/default.aspx
The Anti-Drug Parent information, advice, news, resources... http://www.theantidrug.com/
The National Institute on Drug Abuse Information for parents & teachers about the health effects and consequences of drug abuse and addiction http://www.drugabuse.gov/index.html
The Cool Spot Information about alcohol and resisting peer pressure
 

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Internet Safety: Common Sense Media What can you do to help your kids? Find great tips on everything from avoiding violence on TV to online safety.
Cyber Security For Parents: Get Net Wise Information for parents to educate themselves and their children about Internet safety
Stop Cyberbullying What is it? How does it work? Why cyberbully?... http://www.stopcyberbullying.org/index2.html
 Stop Bullying Now Take A Stand. Lend A Hand. Stop Bullying Now! http://stopbullyingnow.hrsa.gov/index.asp?area=main
Web Wise Kids Through state-of–the-art Internet Safety computer games (based on real-life scenarios) as well as Internet Safety tips for kids, teens and parents, Web Wise Kids creates a safer, friendlier internet experience. http://www.webwisekids.org/index.asp?page=acronymsGlossary
On Guard Online OnGuard Online provides practical tips from the federal government and the technology industry to help you be on guard when you use the Internet.
Netsmartz Teens NetSmartz provides learning activities for parents to facilitate discussions with their children and teens about Internet safety. http://www.nsteens.org/
Symantec's Internet Safety Advocate This site provides consumer-friendly insights into technology issues impacting us all.
Don't Believe the Type Millions of teenagers go online every day, and most are safe. The way to stay safer is to understand the dangers and follow some simple rules to help you steer clear of trouble.
Netsmartz Understanding the dangers that exist online and how to deal with them http://www.netsmartz.org/index.aspx
Talking With Kids This web site can help by offering practical, concrete tips and techniques for talking easily and openly with young children ages 8 to 12 about some very tough issues.
Wired Safety The world's largest Internet safety, help and education resource.

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California Association for the Gifted Provides advocacy and awareness for gifted individuals and links to resources. Offers parent and teacher “Institutes” and sponsors an annual conference.
National Association for the Gifted Site includes public policy and national program information
Supporting the Emotional Needs of the Gifted Seeks to inform gifted individuals, their families, and the professionals who work with them about the unique social and emotional needs of the gifted.
Center for Talented Youth at Johns Hopkins University Identifies students of high academic ability through a talent search.  Students of high ability are then eligible for various programs and camps organized by JHU.

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These links will prepare both students and parents for the California Standards Test. Please review the released test questions for your appropriate grade level. English Language Arts 6th Grade Test Questions http://www.cde.ca.gov/ta/tg/sr/documents/rtqgr6ela.pdf
 7th Grade Test Questions
 8th Grade Test Questions
 Math Math 6 Release Test Questions http://www.cde.ca.gov/ta/tg/sr/documents/rtqgr6math.pdf
 8th Grade Only Biology Release Test Questions http://www.cde.ca.gov/ta/tg/sr/documents/rtqbio.pdf
Chemistry Test Questions
Physics Test Questions

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Redhawk Test Prep Guide For Parents Students who are well versed in test content, familiar with the format of the assessment, and knowledgeable about test-taking strategies are more likely to do well in the testing environment. Students should review the meaning of the process verbs.
*Analyze–to critically examine or compare the parts of something
*Infer–to draw a conclusion based on information provided
*Synthesize–to combine parts to make a new whole
*Evaluate–to make a judgment based on evidence
*Predict–to explain what will happen in the future based on past events
Assessment Formats Providing your child with multiple opportunities to practice standardized test formats (refer to the CDE links above) will prepare them for future assessments. Students who feel comfortable with the test format will be less likely to suffer from test anxiety. Practice is the best way to ensure success with regard to standardized testing. Test-Taking Strategies Talk about testing with your child - Be open and positive as you encourage them to take testing seriously. By discussing testing strategies and testing skills, you'll instill confidence in your child. Help your child to understand that their performance on the test will be at least partly influenced by their test-taking skills and preparation.
Helpful Links:
Test Taking Tips Mini tutorial for testing http://www.eduplace.com/kids/hmcam/tips/ttt_6.html
eGlossary Definitions to common math terms
California STAR Test Practice Great test format practice http://www.eduplace.com/kids/hmcam/prep/prep_6.html
Purple Math Review Modules
Learning Algebra Fundamentals Essential foundational skills required for success in Algebra http://www.curriculum.org/tcf/teachers/projects/repository/algebra/exponentlaws.adp
AlgeBasics Contains 16 sections of step-by-step worked out problems on algebraic concepts
Fishy Fractions Fraction review: Game style
How to Add & Subtract Fractions - tutorial and examples on adding and subtracting fractions with same and different denominators. Includes a practice game.
Brainpop Pre-Algebra BrainPOPS are animated movies that provide a clear and concise explanation of a particular topic in an engaging manner http://www.glencoe.com/sec/math/prealg/prealg03/brainpops/index.php4/na
Brainpop Algebra BrainPOPS are animated movies that provide a clear and concise explanation of a particular topic in an engaging manner http://www.glencoe.com/sec/math/algebra/ca/ca_04/concepts_in_motion/index.php/
Visual Fractions Tutorial that models fractions with number lines or circles
Converting Numbers to Scientific Notation - Video tutorial from the Educational Channel. You can pause and replay the videos as needed.
Math Dork Integers Video This video explains addition and subtraction of integers. http://www.mathdork.com/free10/signed1/
Learn about the number line, comparing and ordering, absolute value, addition, subtraction, multiplication & division of integers. http://learningwave.com/chapters/workingfront/integersfront.html
Algebrahelp Algebrahelp is a collection of lessons, calculators, and worksheets created to assist students of algebra
Practice Using Percent Proportion Tutorial for three types of questions and practice problems.
Math.com Math lessons and math homework help from basic math to algebra
Math Goodies Order of operations tutorial http://www.mathgoodies.com/lessons/vol7/order_operations.html
Stem and Leaf Plotter What is a stem-and-leaf plot? How you analyze sets of data. http://www.shodor.org/interactivate/activities/StemAndLeafPlotter/