Assessment and Accountability
The Assessment and Accountability Department works with schools, districts, and the public to provide professional guidance in the collection, reporting, and use of data to improve schools and increase achievement of all students.
Implementing the Smarter Balanced Assessment Systems Workshop Resources
- Achievement Level Descriptors
- CDE Smarter Balanced
- ELA/Literacy and Mathematics Overview
- Smarter Balanced Assessment Claims: ELA/Literacy
- Smarter Balanced Assessment Claims: MATH
- Smarter Balanced Assessment DRAFT Accommodations
- Smarter Balanced Implementation Timeline
- Technology Overview
About Our Services
AccountabilityStudent performance on federal and state criteria is reported in context of the No Child Left Behind Act (2002) and the Public Schools Accountability Act (1999). Staff coordinate the release of the Accountability Progress Report (APR), Accountability Performance Index (API), Annual Measurable Objectives (AMO) and Annual Measurable Achievement Objectives (AMAO). The department prepares information that assists professional educators and the general public to better understand the performance of local students and school districts in context of county and statewide trends. The department also assists schools with communicating accountability information to their constituents through the School Accountability Report Card (SARC).
General Educational Development (GED)The COE is a primary San Jose community site for the GED exam. Exams are given on Tuesday and Wednesday. Office hours are maintained for pre-registration, obtaining information and transcripts on Monday, Thursday and Friday. Staff works closely with the Regional Occupational Programs to assist as well as walk in clients. You can get more information on the GED here.
AssessmentInformation regarding California's standardized testing program is provided by the Assessment and Accountability Office. STAR Program tests include: California Standards Tests (CST); California Alternate Performance Assessment (CAPA); California English Language Development Test (CELDT) and California High School Exit Examination (CAHSEE). In addition, information regarding the Physical Fitness Test, National Assessment of Educational Progress, Early Assessment Program and college entrance examinations is disseminated through the department. Information, professional development, and technical assistance about the new assessment system called the California Measurement of Academic Performance and Progress for the 21st Century (CalMAPP21) which includes Smarter Balanced Assessments is provided by the Assessment and Accountability Department.
ASSESSMENT AND ACCOUNTABILITY NETWORK (AAN) MeetingsThe department provides timely information related to standards, assessment and accountability through bimonthly meetings of the Assessment and Accountability Network. SCCOE is a member of the California Regional Assessment Network. The Assessment and Accountability Department facilitates sharing of information from the network.
Date last updated: June 4, 2013