Formative and Summative Assessment Practices

Measuring what matters for student progress and uncovering unfinished learning is vital now. You will learn strategies for building community through formative assessments whether students are at home, in the classroom, or hybrid. All skills are transferrable. Learn appropriate and equitable formative and summative assessments for all your students through this online series of distance instruction courses offered by the San Mateo County Office of Education (SMCOE) in partnership with the San Mateo County Community College District (SMCCCD). To date, this course has improved participant confidence and readiness to teach in remote learning for more than 600 teachers in San Mateo County.

This series includes five synchronous sessions with distance learning experts with experience designing and implementing formative and summative assessments that can be utilized for all students in all environments. There are three grade bands to choose from for all sessions: K-2, 3-6, and 7-12, running parallel or simultaneously.computer sits on the table

Session Dates/Times and Registration

  1. October 8, 3:30 PM-4:30 PM - Training Session: 
    Learn best practices, strategies, and tools. Engage with colleagues while applying what you learn.
  2. October 15, 3:30 PM - 4:30 PM - Office Hours:
    Trainers will recap from the training session, answer questions, and support participants.
  3. October 22, 3:30 PM-4:30 PM - Training Session: 
    Learn best practices, strategies, and tools. Engage with colleagues while applying what you learn.
  4. October 29, 3:30 PM - 4:30 PM - Office Hours: 
    Trainers will recap from the training session, answer questions, and support participants.
  5. November 5, 3:30 PM-4:30 PM - Training Session: 
    Learn best practices, strategies, and tools. Engage with colleagues while applying what you learn.

Additional reading, research, and activities will be provided to try out in your class.


Registration for San Mateo County public school teachers

Registration for private school teachers and teachers outside of San Mateo County


Cost and Continuing Education Credits (CEUs)

The training costs $225.00 per teacher for San Mateo County public school teachers. The cost is $300.00 per teacher for San Mateo County private school and non-San Mateo County teachers. Continuing Education Credits (CEUs) are available for selected professional development opportunities. For those interested in earning CEUs, application and fees are available upon course completion.

Trainer Biographies

Jennifer Frentress Ed.D.

Associate Superintendent, Innovation and Research

Email: jfrentress@smcoe.org

Phone: (650) 802-5311

Cindy Matsuyama

Administrative Assistant

Email: cmatsuyama@smcoe.org

Phone: (650) 802-5360

Rashami Kaur

Administrative Assistant

Email: hkaur@smcoe.org

Phone: (650) 802-5414