Slide Mastery Learning A Getting Smart mini-series and partnership with MasteryTrack.

Over the past few months, we’ve worked with MasteryTrack to learn about best practices for mastery learning, which can be simply defined as systems that enable students to move forward at their own pace as they master content.

Throughout this series, President of MasteryTrack, Scott Ellis, and Getting Smart team member, Rebecca Midles, spend time unpacking methods of assessment and performance and discuss what focusing on the “right data” looks like. They also explore the importance of data in the implementation of mastery learning, the need for flexible and robust dashboards, how to best identify and set measurable learning objectives and much more.

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Does Mastery Mean Mastered?

Ask a teacher, “How do you know your students can add fractions?” Ask a project manager, “How do you know if team members are...
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What is Mastery Learning?

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?
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Mastery Learning Objectives and Mastery Thresholds in the Classroom

By: Scott EllisTo implement mastery learning and enable students to move forward at their own pace as they master content, five elements must be...

Demonstrating and Assessing Mastery, and Managing Mastery Learning Data

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.
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Examples of Mastery Thresholds to Enable Mastery Learning in Multiple Subjects

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.

How to Develop a Mastery Dashboard That Works

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.
The Key to Enabling Data-Driven Instruction in the Classroom_ Getting Teachers the Right Data

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

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.

Pulling It All Together: Examples of Integrating the 5 Elements of...

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.

Using Mastery Data to Measure Growth in Student Learning

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.

Moving Toward Mastery Learning: Practical Steps for Making Progress

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.

Getting Smart on Mastery Learning

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.

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Mastery Learning Bundle

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.