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.
Mastery Learning Objectives and Mastery Thresholds in the Classroom
By: Scott Ellis To implement mastery learning and enable students to move forward at their own pace as they master content, five elements must be in place. It does not matter whether they are in MasteryTrack or another system, but without them, mastery learning at scale is not possible. Specific,…
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?
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 really collaborating?” It is challenging to define competencies that are clear and signal important priorities without being oversimplified. Assessing and tracking skills is complicated. In a…
Mastery Week: 13 Resources for Assessment in CBE Environments
Looking for a way to assess learning in competency-based environments? Here are 13 valuable resources to get you started.
The ‘Show Me’ Grading System of the Future
Changing the way we grade, report and evaluate student learning can oftentimes feel like an uphill battle. But our students deserve better. This post contains some useful steps and food for thought to plan for progress in that direction.
On Becoming Student-Centered and Mastery-Based
In this episode of the Getting Smart podcast, Tom chats with Dr. Susan Bell about Windsor Locks Public Schools and their move to mastery-based learning.
Competency-Based Education: Definitions and Difference Makers
By: Janice Walton and Mary Ryerse. Across the country, there is a growing movement to transition away from seat-time and move towards a flexible structure that allows students to progress in their learning after they have demonstrated mastery. Learn more here.
School Consortium Proposes a Better Transcript
For well over a century we've recorded the high school experience as a series of courses and grades, showing activity but not necessarily growth and accomplishment. Here is how the Mastery Transcript Consortium is working to change this approach for the better.
Smart Review | MasteryTrack: Powering Competency-Based Learning
Mastery-based progression is challenging to consistently define much less track. The newly debuted MasteryTrack, a free online mastery-based dashboard system, is designed to solve these challenges.