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 04/12/2018 9:00 to 12:00


CAASPP/SBAC Results 2015-2017

EdSource offers districts and schools helpful ways of reviewing SBAC results from 2015 to the present.

California Accountability Model and School Dashboard

This is the communication and resource page from the California Department of Education with materials specific to the new accountability system.

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.

Materials from Past Trainings

Jan 26 Sonoma County Data & Assessment Network
Nov 29 Sonoma County Data & Assessment Network
Sept 27 Sonoma County Data & Assessment Network
2017 SBAC Final Results: Connecting Assessment to Instruction
Reimagining Grading and Assessment Under CCSS and SBAC
Margaret Heritage: Supporting Student Achievement through Formative Assessment

Technology for Learners Blog Posts on Assessment

Help with Early Assessment Program Advisement
New Local Control Funding Formula State Priorities Snapshot
Distinguished Educator Discusses Role of Formative Assessment
New View of Student Learning Potential


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