Description: The article is related to student masteryconnect. The writer mainly shares information about mastery learning with you. It can be used to start off one unit with a set of objectives, each objective is broken down into a set of smaller skills or lessons.
My name is Melissa Collins, I am very excited to share information about mastery learning with you. First, let’s discuss what mastery learning is by looking at a traditional classroom. Most parents have experienced growing up in a traditional classroom.
A chapter is started off with a list of objectives, a series of notes, activities, homework and a quiz or two. Then you had the chapter tests after the test, the class moved on to the next chapter simply. You take a quiz and you got a D, then you took another quiz and get another D. You didn’t learn the material as it was taught.
But now you’ve already taken the test, there is no way to determine where you went wrong and nothing you can do about your grade. Wouldn’t it be nice to have a few determining factors in communication? Whether there is a misunderstanding or not. Wouldn’t it be nice to retake the test after revisiting a concept. You thought that you knew but you realized you didn’t on the test.
That is what we will be able to do with mastery learning. We will start off the unit with a set of objectives, each objective is broken down into a set of smaller skills or lessons. After each lesson, a student will take a mini assessment over one concept. The student must get an 80% which is a b-minus or higher.
If a student does not get 80%, it means that the student has not master the concept, and more practice is required. When the practice is complete, the student can retake the mini assessment to reach an 80 percent or higher. In this way, a student only has homework when they need additional practice instead of a student doing busywork.
When they master a concept, students will have constant feedback throughout the unit. They need to work on, there are no surprises for them, the students have to take the unit test. A bonus to mastery learning is that we treat the test the same way. If a student does not pass the test with the 80 percent or higher, he will have an opportunity to retake the test but with a different set of questions.
However, before you can retake the test, you must have a mastery grade for all the lessons leading up to that unit test along with the test Corrections. I believe that when the student shows mastery in each lesson and reviews the misconceptions of the first test, the retest score will improve. If the test score does not improve in the event, the higher score will be kept, and a one-on-one study session will be scheduled before another attempt.
On the other hand, when 80% is reached, and the student has shown mastery, he will not be allowed to retake the test in a nutshell mastery grading. It will give a more accurate communication of what the student is capable of doing and what help is needed.
I am very excited about this school year and hope that you are excited to get an opportunity to learn and grow in your mathematical capabilities. I believe, no matter what your past history is in math or whether you like math or not, all students can learn and improve. That is what we plan to do. Thanks for reading.