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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.

How to Develop a Mastery Dashboard That Works

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By: Scott Ellis. A sound mastery dashboard is a key element of mastery learning. These five dashboard design tips can help you display and organize your data.

Futureproof Your Students with These Essential Skills for 2030

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By: Demetra Adams and Alan Gielen. Demetra and Alan describe how to provide students with a foundation and essential skills to be prepared for 2030.

Examples of Mastery Thresholds to Enable Mastery Learning in Multiple Subjects

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By: Scott Ellis. Learning objectives and mastery thresholds are the starting point for mastery learning and the skeleton that organizes the content for learning and assessment. This post shares examples of MasteryTrack's collaboration with particular schools and networks to create mastery thresholds associated with specific learning objectives in multiple content areas.

Demonstrating and Assessing Mastery, and Managing Mastery Learning Data

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By Scott Ellis. With learning objectives that are specific, clear and demonstrable and with mastery thresholds that are clearly defined, determining approaches for students to demonstrate mastery is a relatively straightforward two-step process.

Rethinking Scale: An Important Foundation for a Complex Challenge

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Erik discusses several points of literature on rethinking scaling and four action items for school administrators to take.

What is Mastery Learning?

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By Scott Ellis. Today, through technology, tools, and expertise, we have the ability to scale mastery learning at a national level. The question is: will we choose to do it?

One Stone: Where Purpose Meets Impact

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By: Dr. Lindsay Portnoy. As schools like One Stone work to infuse applied learning into education, learners see the relevance of the skills they learn and find ways to map that knowledge on to meaningful work today and in the future. Learn more here.

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