What is a

# Mid-term

A **mid-term **is a test that a student takes halfway through a school term. By taking a mid-term, students have a better idea of whether they’re advancing in a class or whether they need to make changes to their study habits. Mid-terms are most commonly used in college or university courses that have a heavy course load, ensuring students are given an opportunity to reflect on their learning during the term.

A **mid-term **refers to the assessment written in the middle of an academic term to test students’ comprehension thus far in a course. Mid-terms are a type of formative assessment, which measures students’ understanding of course material throughout a term—rather than only at the end—and identifies areas in which students struggle.