With such an abundance of educational information out on the Web, we found it imperative to have sets of criteria for deciphering the useful sites from the junky sites. Not all the information out there on the Web is of quality. With the help of several sources, we have come up with two major sets of criteria, one for judging the site's educational material and one for judging the site's structure.

Web Site Criteria

Educational Criteria

Web Site Criteria

Home Page Contents

Information Organization

Information Layout

Site Layout

Site Organization

Menu Design

Page Colors and Types


Links and Navigation

Web Design Philosophy

Educational Criteria





Benchmarks for Science Literacy. (1993). New York, NY: Oxford University Press.

Horton, S., and P., Lynch. (Jan. 1997). Yale C/AIM Web Style Guide.

National Science Education Standards. (1996). Washington, DC: National Academy Press.

Rutherford, F. J., & Ahlgren, A. (1990). Science for All Americans. New York, NY: Oxford University Press.

Science Framework for California Public Schools Kindergarten through Grade Twelve. (pp. 198-218). (1990). Sacramento, CA: California Department of Education.

Tufte, E. (1997). Visual Explanations: Images and Quantities, Evidence and Narrative. Cheshire, Connecticut: Graphics Press.

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