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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.


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?