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Definition of Mastery

Objectives for learning must be connected to clear and common definitions of mastery that are applied and understood consistently across educators, students, and guardians. In some cases, mastery is articulated on a developmental scale, in others mastery is defined binarily.

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Standards-Based Report Cards

Pleasant View Elementary uses standards-based report cards, which...

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Authentic Projects

Teachers use the Summit PLP to create authentic projects that deepen student...

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Focus on Building Cognitive Skills

Pleasant View Elementary teachers integrate cognitive skills into the...

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Exhibition Nights

Learners deliver public presentations to develop real-world skills while...

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Lifelong-Learning Standards

Lindsay Unified School District pairs academic standards with additional...

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Power Standards

While Learners must master all standards, teachers identify "power standards" to...

Photo of seated students looking at projector in front of classroom
Standards-Based Report Cards

Pleasant View Elementary uses standards-based report cards, which...

Photo of student working in her notebook
Authentic Projects

Teachers use the Summit PLP to create authentic projects that deepen student...

Photo of teacher instructing seated groups of students
Focus on Building Cognitive Skills

Pleasant View Elementary teachers integrate cognitive skills into the...

Worksheet containing definitions of different levels of mastery
Exhibition Nights

Learners deliver public presentations to develop real-world skills while...

Photo of poster of Lifelong Learning Standards including Live, Love, Learn
Lifelong-Learning Standards

Lindsay Unified School District pairs academic standards with additional...

Photo of students working on laptops seated at table
Power Standards

While Learners must master all standards, teachers identify "power standards" to...