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Want More Student Engagement? Ditch the Tests.

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By: S. Tippins. Going test-free can be difficult for students and educators. However, ditching tests can actually up student engagement and learning.

Getting Smart on Mastery Learning

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As a culmination of our mastery learning series, we have compiled a Smart Bundle that documents the necessary steps to making these mastery systems measurable, effective and scalable.

Shining a Light on the Future of Learning at Aurora Institute

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The Getting Smart team reflects on the standout themes of the 2019 Aurora Institute (formerly iNACOL) Symposium, a conference aiming to move the needle forward for competency-based and personalized learning.

It’s a New Dawn as iNACOL Becomes Aurora Institute

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The annual iNACOL symposium started off with a big announcement. iNACOL has a whole new brand and we're breaking the news here.

ConnectEd Links Learning to Career Pathways

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ConnectEd is taking Linked Learning national through long-term often grant-funded district partnerships. This month we observed two of these partnerships in action.  

Moving Toward Mastery Learning: Practical Steps for Making Progress

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The education of today is adapting in order to enable learners to meet the future of tomorrow. Mastery learning is a combination of student-centered learning objectives and thresholds supported with strategies that can create powerful, replicable results and provides a plan to meet future education needs.

Podcast: Scott Looney on Growing the Mastery Transcript Consortium

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Today we talk to Scott Looney, the founder of the Mastery Transcript Consortium (MTC) and the Head of School at Hawken about the expanding network of schools.

Using Mastery Data to Measure Growth in Student Learning

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By: Scott Ellis. Mastery learning offers the potential to provide this incredibly valuable data at scale and in real-time so it can be used by educators in their efforts to continuously improve their ability to support students.

Pulling It All Together: Examples of Integrating the 5 Elements of Mastery Learning

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By: Scott Ellis. MasteryTrack has been implemented in a wide range of subjects. These mini case studies show the 5 elements of mastery learning in action.

The Key to Enabling Data Driven Instruction in the Classroom: Getting Teachers the Right Data

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By Scott Ellis. Enabling teachers to analyze data to improve student learning is a priority in competency-based learning. Instead of spending the majority of their time gathering, editing, and re-formatting data, teachers have much more time to analyze the data and use their skills to create better forecasts.

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