Many missions come with a video briefing. For missions taking place in an InfiniD Lab (school mission), briefings provide info on needed skills and knowledge in addition to the story intro. Feel free to watch the briefings as many times as you like – and be sure to encourage your fellow crew members to do the same. CLICK HERE to access the current briefing video folder. If you cannot find the briefing video for your mission, you will receive the necessary briefing information before beginning your mission.
The way your mission will be scored is very unique. You will be scored as a crew, and the score you receive is out of 100. If you do everything expected of you (objectives, mission completion, etc) the highest score you can receive is 80 out of 100. That is considered a perfectly executed mission. In life, if you only ever do what you’re told, you will only ever be average. In order to be exceptional, or get an above-average score, you must go above and beyond. The bonus points that fill in the gap focus more on the way your crew approached the mission than on the mission itself. The following is a breakdown of how scoring works, and methods you can use to maximize your score.
Mission completion isn’t scored simply on getting to the end of the mission, but more on how each individual situation and crisis was handled. Missing the mark on high level objectives will have a greater impact on your score than missing the mark on low level issues (intruders, broken systems, etc). Here is a generalized breakdown of how your mission is scored:
- A (80-70) – Completed all the objectives. Finished the mission. Did everything expected of them. This allows for them to slightly miss the mark on some issues but the vast majority of the mission needs to have been handled well.
- B (69-60) – Either missed one/two objective(s) or fell short of finishing the mission. This is for crews that very clearly only missed one or two things (single objective, mission not finished, did well with nearly every issue but lapsed on a few items, etc)
- C (59-50) – This is for crews who do half of everything expected of them. They missed multiple objectives, had notable issues getting through the mission, had difficulty handling problems at least half the time, and had serious communication problems.
- D (49-40) – Missed the vast majority of the objectives, couldn’t handle the majority of the issues. They didn’t finish the mission at all and had communication concerns that interfered constantly.
- F (39-0) – Not a successful mission in any way. Totally missed the mark on all objectives. Didn’t even get close to finishing the mission. Didn’t get into the mission. Didn’t care or had struggles over control and argued about how to accomplish tasks.
Target Skill Categories
The bonus points are awarded for exceptional performance in any of the fours categories known as the 4 C’s of 21st Century Skills. Simply doing what is expected of you will gain no extra points. For example: If your mother asks you to clean off the table for dinner, and you take all of your stuff off the table, then you would be doing exactly what she told you to do – which earns no bonus. However, if you clear everything off the table, regardless if it’s yours, wipe the table down and spread out all the plates and silverware, that would merit a bonus because it was above and beyond. The following is what our flight directors are trained to look for:
Communication – Sharing thoughts, questions, ideas, and solutions
- All crew member communication was acknowledged and respected
- Requests were made quickly and effectively
- All crew members willingly expressed their ideas and opinions
Collaboration – Working together to reach a goal — putting talent, expertise, and smarts to work
- All crew members were included and valued
- Students willingly initiated and accepted tasks
- A very obvious team dynamic was present during the solving of problems
Critical Thinking – Looking at problems in a new way, linking learning across subjects and disciplines
- All crew members were prepared and successful
- The crew is very purposeful and deliberate in its approach to problems
- The root cause of problems are sought in a conscious way, and questions are encouraged
Creativity – Trying new approaches to get things done equals innovation & invention
- All crew members strive to look beyond the obvious solutions
- The crew was not afraid of failure and willing to take risks
- Multiple ideas are sought and considered before making an important decision