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Common Assessments

Common Assessments are short 30-minute formative assessments that measure the written curriculum designated to be taught during the three weeks prior to the assessment based on the instructional calendar and are used to inform instructional decisions. Assessments are given approximately at the end of each three week curriculum chunk. We feel that a three week chunk is the instructional "sweet spot" that gives teachers a true measure of curriculum mastery while allowing for any reteaching and interventions to take place while the content is still currently being used.

Following Each Common Assessment:  Teams of teachers, administrators, and instructional specialists will meet to discuss data, validate assessments, revise and edit exams, monitor student progress and make instructional adjustments. 

If you have a question about your child’s common assessments, please contact their teacher or a campus administrator.