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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.

Professional Learning Networks

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.

Professional Learning

CAASPP Workshop Series

The closure of schools and the cancellation of summative assessments has resulted in an information gap on student progress. To support reengagement and recovery efforts, the CAASPP workshops are designed to assist districts and schools interested in using the SBAC interim assessment system to measure student performance as students enter the 2020-21 school year. 

Leveraging the Smarter Balanced Interim Assessment - Learn how to leverage the Smarter Balanced interim assessment at your school or district. Become familiar with the different types of interim assessments and various ways of implementing them, depending on purpose and context. 

Hand Scoring the Smarter Balanced Interim Assessments - Take a deep dive into the hand scoring resources and tools available through Smarter Balanced interim assessment systems. Understand the importance of performance task items and how they can provide valuable information to educators as they gauge student progress. 

Exploring the California Educator Reporting System (CERS) - Understand how to access the various reports available in the California Educator Reporting System (CERS). Discover the features available in CERS that can help educators with viewing and analyzing assessment results for planning instruction. 

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