SDCOE Balanced Assessment Services
District Assessment Audit
SDCOE promotes the use of a balanced assessment system to make instructional decisions and monitor student progress.
Main Points about Balanced Assessment Systems (Adapted from, Using Balanced Assessment Systems To Improve Student Learning and School Capacity. 2010, CCSSO)
assessment systems include a variety of instruments and processes to
produce information and data for informing policy makers, school
administrators, parents, and teachers and students. State tests alone
cannot provide the necessary information. Summative, interim, and
formative assessment all have a role to play.
AAE Unit is available to help districts and schools assess the current
state of local assessment systems, provide professional development in
all aspects of assessment and monitoring, promote the use of
the formative assessment process to facilitate student learning and
self-regulation, and analyze assessment results to leverage informed