Students with disabilities are expected to have access to and receive the same instructional materials as their non disabled peers. And this information is provided to assist you in that endeavor.

For detailed information on the Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium (SBAC), visit the SCOE SBAC page.

Common Core classes are listed on the Sonoma County Office of Education website. Click here for the schedule of classes and to register online.

SBAC Digital Library Preview Accounts Available

Smarter Balance Assessment Consortium (SBAC) has made available to educators the chance to preview their upcoming Digital Library. The Digital Library contains a wide variety of resources to help successfully implement the Common Core State Standards, including model instructional modules, formative assessment models, and other educational resources. (for a more detailed description, see the SCOE Technology Blog.

To access the Digital Library Preview, you will need an account set up. SCOE will set up the accounts on a weekly basis. Please email your request to rphelan@scoe.org. It is requested that if several teachers from a site would like access, that they make the request together, and accounts will be set up for each teacher.

Common Core State Standards Professional Learning Modules

This series is the product of collaborative efforts between the California Department of Education and content and professional learning experts throughout California to help educators transition to the Common Core State Standards. The series includes at least ten modules that will be completed by September 2013, and are available in both online and on-site professional learning formats:

If you have questions, contact your program specialists.

Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium

The Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium (Smarter Balanced) strives to provide every student with a positive and productive assessment experience, generating results that are a fair and accurate estimate of each student’s achievement. Further, Smarter Balanced is building on a framework of accessibility for all students, including English Language Learners (ELLs), students with disabilities, and ELLs with disabilities, but not limited to those groups. In the process of developing its next-generation assessments to measure students’ knowledge and skills as they progress toward college and career readiness, Smarter Balanced recognized that the validity of assessment results depends on each and every student having appropriate universal tools, designated supports, and accommodations when needed based on the constructs being measured by the assessment. This document was developed for the Smarter Balanced member states to guide the selection and administration of universal tools, designated supports, and accommodations.

SBAC Updates for LEAs/Districts

SBAC Resources

Common Core Resources