Fostering student success through service to students, schools and the community

SCOE helps schools and districts operate effectively and efficiently so that Sonoma County’s 70,637 public school students receive the best education possible.

Current Focus Areas

Common Core Standards

Common Core Standards are challenging educators to refocus English language arts and math instruction and to incorporate literacy learning across the curriculum.

Data & Assessment

This year, schools are moving to new assessments that are focused on the Common Core Standards and administered through a computerized testing system.

Local Control & Accountability

SCOE provides training and support to help districts prepare their Local Control & Accountability Plans (LCAPs), describing how they will meet state/local priorities.

21st Century Learning

21st century teaching and learning opens the door to new ideas about how instruction is delivered, how disciplines interact, and what students need to learn.