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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

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

Professional Learning

Assessment-Centered Instruction

Registration is now open for Assessment-Centered Instruction, a year-long, site-based, blended learning course for educators to learn how to implement formative practices. The formative assessment process, when implemented consistently and authentically, has the power to double the rate of student learning, especially for those students who may be farthest behind.

During the course, educators will learn how to implement formative practices from creating progressions of learning to establishing a culture of iterative feedback; deepen assessment literacy through collaborative investigation and design; and develop collective expectations and practices around peer coaching and continuous improvement.

Participants should register with a group of educators from their school or district, not simply as individuals, so that educators are part of a community of practice that can support ongoing learning, planning, and reflection.

The course begins in the summer, but participants should register today to reserve their spot. 

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