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Catalyzing Mastery-Based Learning: NYC’s Mastery Collaborative

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As part of my NYC Mastering Mastery-Based Learning tour series, this blog discusses how the NYC Department of Education created the Mastery Collaborative to support schools ready to take on the new frontier of mastery-based learning.

Part 2: What Does it REALLY Mean to Do Standards-Based Grading?

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The second blog in a two part series exploring how a district can implement high quality standards-based grading, and when it is the right time to do so.

Part 1: What Does it REALLY Mean to Do Standards-Based Grading?

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The first blog in a two part series exploring how a district can implement high quality standards-based grading, and when it is the right time to do so.

Looking Under the Hood

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A review of the AIR and NMEF research study that examines the relationship between CBE practices and changes in learning capacities, such as the skills, behaviors and dispositions that enhance student capacity to learn in school.

Five Things for Big Districts to Think About

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After speaking with district leaders, here are five thoughts on how big districts can move forward toward personalized, competency-based education.

Multiple Pathways to Competency-Based Education?

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Competency education is a paradigm shift – it is a change in the underlying assumptions. This means there has to be a way to shake off the old assumptions, which is tricky to do when all of us have grown up in the traditional education system.

A Reflection on the Field of Competency Education

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By: Chris Sturgis. In perhaps the year's best blog on competency education, we examine the expansion of CompetencyEd, progress by leading organizations, the greatest weakness currently in the field and current Issues going forward.

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