Digital Resources »
Encyclopedia, magazine and newspaper articles, and other resources available online.
Teacher in the Library »
This program, supported by the Chicago Public Library Foundation, gives free drop-in, homework help to any elementary school student who visits the library after school. Accredited teachers are hired to provide a structured after-school learning environment for children in the library. The teacher helps the children to focus, use the appropriate learning strategies and find the best resources for completing their homework assignments.
NBC Homework Hotline
Monday through Thursday: 5:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Chicago Public Schools Library Databases »
Get help with homework through the many CPS Department of Libraries and Information Services databases. Available to CPS students only.
Internet Public Library - For Kids »
Find reliable, age-appropriate websites evaluated by librarians on various topics from "Art & Music" to "Math & Science."
Kid friendly search site created by librarians to help with homework or just for fun; search by category, alphabetically or via a Dewey Decimal Call Number range.
The Tutor/Mentor Connection »
Check out this site for a tutor and mentoring program in the city of Chicago for children in educationally and economically disadvantaged areas.
Test Practice Databases and Websites
Illinois Board of Education Sample Tests »
Check this site for sample test items listed according to grade levels from the Illinois State Board of Education.
Math Slice »
Try out these online mock practice examples for grades three to five that are based on number concepts, fractions, measurement, time, geometry, graphs and charts.
Test Taking Strategy Websites
Help Your Child with Test Taking »
The U.S. government provides academic tips on how to help your child succeed in school.
GreatSchools - Learning Difficulties »
Get the basics on helping a child with learning difficulties; browsable by grade.
Standardized Test Preparation: No Pain, High Gain »
In this article educators Nell Duke and Ron Ritchardt list reading and math strategies that might ease the stress of test taking.