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Assessment Services

‚ÄčSDCOE promotes the use of data to make instructional decisions and monitor student progress. Our team is available to help schools analyze assessment results, implement best practices in data management, and create structures and processes for identifying strategies that address teaching and learning. SDCOE also provides support and assistance to help districts with implementing balanced assessment systems which include formative, interim and summative assessment.

Upcoming Professional Learning  

Continuous Learning Conference

The Continuous Learning Conference (formerly Getting Smarter) is aimed at supporting San Diego County district administrators, school site administrators, and teacher leaders to lead the work of continuous improvement in their districts, schools and classrooms. This year's Continuous Learning Conference series will focus on innovation in assessment, student voice and choice, supporting the needs of all students, leadership, mentoring and coaching, and engaging stakeholders as part of an ongoing cycle of programmatic and instructional improvement.

Data and Assessment Network

District administrators network and receive timely updates on topics of interest and importance to their work. Click to learn more and register

Data and Visualization Network

Networking and learning opportunity for district and school leaders who are responsible for compiling, analyzing, interpreting, and reporting data for the purposes of program evaluation, organizational improvement, communicating with stakeholders, and accountability. Click to learn more and register 

Formative Assessment Network of San Diego (FANSDiego)

FANSDiego is a year long, site-based personalized professional learning program aimed to improve student achievement and create sustained change.

The goals are to:

  • Support deeper learning around the formative assessment process
  • Help teachers revise and refine their current practices within their own classroom and school
  • Encourage both student and teacher reflection and dialogue around content and assessment
  • Improve assessment literacy to create lasting change in schools and districts

Introduction to Formative Assessment

In three day-long sessions, participants will work towards an understanding of the formative assessment process, how to effectively implement assessment for learning in your classroom, school, and district and the power of deliberate planning for instructional success in a collaborative professional learning community. 

Register for this 2017-18 series:

Smarter Balanced Interim Assessments

For classroom teachers, lead/support teachers, and site/district administrators: Learn how the formative, interim, and summative components work together to provide a comprehensive picture of student learning. 

CAASPP Summative Data Analysis and Interpretation Workshop

Engage in a data analysis protocol that supports building knowledge of claim and target level reporting, identifying strengths and weaknesses, and action planning. Learn how specific resources can support instructional planning connected to the standards and assessment targets as part of a balanced assessment system. Bring a team to maximize the potential for taking next steps to support teaching and learning for the 2017-18 school year.