Mid and End-of-Mission Assessments offer the opportunity for a pause every few topics to check-in on progress within a Mission, allowing the teacher and the student to reflect on the learning that has happened and note strengths and areas for growth, before continuing in the learning process.
Mid-Mission Assessments assess if students retain their understanding and apply it to new ways. Questions may have multiple parts and measure more than one standard at a time. Teachers should use these as a more formal way to check in on learning in the first-half of the Mission and inform their instruction for the second-half of the Mission. For this reason, these should be completed independently and without assistance from the teachers. Many teachers choose to administer Assessments after the content has been covered in Small Group Lessons (even if students have not yet learned content in Independent Digital Lessons).
Similar to the Mid-Mission assessment, there is an end of Mission assessment for all Missions. In end of Mission assessment questions, students may be asked to demonstrate an understanding of multiple standards within a question or to show understanding on a deeper level. Teachers should use these when students have completed the Independent Digital Lessons and Small Group Lessons from a Mission. Like the Mid-Mission Assessment, these should be completed independently and without assistance from the teachers.