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Strategy: Creating Student Grades in a Mastery System

Creating a grading system to reflect mastery progress

Context

Student grades are determined primarily by the score they receive on the quiz for each learning objective and mastery assessment. 

Early on, under a different grading system, students were rushing too quickly through standards to try to move faster through IXL. Moving too fast resulted in poor demonstrations of mastery. A new system was created that emphasized standards mastery through quizzes, and the ability to improve their grade through IXL. Students are also able to take multiple assessments from the same standard to bring their grade up.

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Assessment of Mastery

Emphasizing Assessment Readiness

Students must demonstrate readiness for formal mastery assessment by first...

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Assessment of Mastery

Mastery Videos

Mastery is assessed in three ways, one of which is a demonstration recorded on...

Explore More Mastery-Based Progression Strategies at ReNEW DTA Academy

Photo of students working together with standing teacher assisting
Assessment of Mastery

Emphasizing Assessment Readiness

Photo closeup of student work demonstrating mastery
Assessment of Mastery

Mastery Videos