This page was created for GCS high school science teachers to share common formative assessments.

What is a common assessment?
Frequently administered assessments created collaboratively by a team of teachers responsible for the same grade level or course in order to gauge mastery of content

Please find below the handout "CATS: Common Assessment Tools and Strategies" that identifies criteria used to design CFA's.


Please find below a sample common assessment for biology objectives 5.01 and 5.02. This will help you when designing your own CFA to share on this site. It would be helpful if file names are consistent. Use the file name on the sample below as a model for naming your own CFA's.


I hope you find this page useful and productive for implementing CFA's in your classroom!