Sonoma County Office of Education

Data & Assessment


SCOE promotes the use of data to make instructional decisions and monitor student progress. Specialists are available to help schools analyze assessment results, implement data management systems, and create structures and processes for identifying strategies that address student needs. SCOE also provides support and assistance to help districts with the CAASPP/Smarter Balanced Assessments and Local Control & Accountability Plan metrics.

Upcoming Professional Development

Title Date Time
Sonoma County Data & Assessment Network 11/29/17 9:00 to 12:00
Sonoma County Data & Assessment Network 01/26/2018 9:00 to 12:00
ETS: Preparing for 2018 CAASPP Summative Assessments 01/29/2018 To Be Announced
Sonoma County Data & Assessment Network 04/12/2018 9:00 to 12:00


Sept 28 California Department of Education Assessment & Accountability Meeting

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Sept 27 Sonoma County Data & Assessment Network

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2017 SBAC Final Results: Connecting Assessment to Instruction

Slide deck from 8-30-17 presentation

Video: Understanding Your Student Score Report

New video resource to help support parent understanding of the 2017 CAASPP Student Score Report

CAASPP 2017-2020 Timeline

This PDF provides a three year overview of the California Assessment of Student Progress and Performance (CAASPP) system.

CELDT to ELPAC Transition

California is in the process of transitioning from the California English Language Development Test (CELDT) to the English Language Proficiency Assessments for California (ELPAC). The CELDT will continue to be administered until the ELPAC becomes operational. See a comparison of the CELDT and the ELPAC and learn about the transition schedule here.

Interview with State School Board President on New K-12 Accountability Metrics

Listen to this KQED Forum podcast featuring an interview with Michael Kirst. The State School Board president discusses the basis of our new K-12 accountability system, equity, local control funding, and how the new system is planned to work.

Formative Assessment in Action Video Series

The Formative Assessment in Action video series features California members of the Digital Library State Network of Educators (SNE) demonstrating formative assessment strategies in their classrooms. Five videos are currently featured: Rhetorical Reading Review, Using Ratios to Solve Real World Problems, Digital Hybrid Socratic Seminar, Developing Defining Sentences, and Graphing Relationships Between Two Quantities. Information and videos are available here.

Sonoma County Education Facts

This PDF brochure summarizes data about Sonoma County schools: number of schools, enrollment, student diversity, achievement, school staffing, and funding. For specific data about individual districts and schools refer to Ed Data.

Technology for Learners Blog Posts on Assessment

Help with Early Assessment Program Advisement
New Local Control Funding Formula State Priorities Snapshot
State Accountability Metrics in Transition
Helping Parents Understand California’s New Assessments
Distinguished Educator Discusses Role of Formative Assessment
New View of Student Learning Potential

Resources from Past Trainings

Reimagining Grading and Assessment Under CCSS and SBAC
Margaret Heritage: Supporting Student Achievement through Formative Assessment


  • Rick Phelan, Director, Technology for Learners
    (707) 524-2847,