What is

Common assessment

A common assessment is a standardized method of evaluating student learning, progress and knowledge retention, ultimately acting as a tool that provides prompt feedback on the effectiveness of specific teaching content, formats and styles. Unlike standardized tests, common assessments are typically created with the express involvement of one or more educator, though like standardized tests, these assessments work best when administered to multiple classes studying the same material.

A common assessment refers to a method of evaluating student progress that can take multiple forms (for example, multiple choice or short answer questions). Common assessments are increasingly prevalent throughout higher learning classrooms and have become easier and more effective to administer through the use of technology and educational software. These assessments allow educators to grasp potential teaching shortcomings and student knowledge gaps in real time.