Mastery

Competency-Based Education

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.

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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,…

Competency-Based Education

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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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…

Competency-Based Education

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.

Competency-Based Education

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.