There are checkpoints and guidance within the lesson so that teachers can ensure their students are “getting” the material as it’s taught, and then an overall assessment activity at the end of the lesson.
The lesson assessment is often a worksheet, but can also be a group project, other performance task, or, at the Middle and High School levels, an “Exit Ticket” quick writing assignment that reviews key content. In addition, each subject module at the upper grade spans offers two overall unit assessment activities. The first, “What I Know About…,” is more of a traditional written assessment of content and concepts in which students answer challenges based on what they’ve learned in the lessons. The second is a performance task that provides authentic assessment of content and skills through a creative individual or group project.