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While celebrating mastery learning for students, one would be remiss to ignore mastery learning for professionals. Micro-credentials are a new way for educators to develop and demonstrate their mastery in holistic, engaging ways.
Performance assessments - assessments that ask students to apply their learning in new, real world ways - are a critical measure of learning for mastery education. Within this system, performance assessments enable students to show what they know and are able to do in many different ways.
Revisiting the idea of the rubric to see how well it has worked and how it can better serve our students is a legitimate and worthwhile exercise. It’s a conversation we should all be having.
I learned geometry sitting in a classroom copying down the Pythagorean Theorem. Jackson, a high school student in Vermont, learned geometry by plotting angles over acres of land and drawing blueprints for areas in his hometown.
Accurately measuring the various dimensions of school quality can help education systems improve student and teacher experiences and help stakeholders better understand the elements of school performance. Surveys show that MCIEA's School Quality Measures are making in strides in gauging student and school success in authentic ways.
In most of the United States, 21st century skills are not new. However, implementation – bringing the plan to the classroom and the students – has been a challenge. That's where calibration comes in.Teachers engage in a structured conversation, coming to agreement about what evidence of proficiency can be found in student work.
Carisa shares a key moment in her high school career when she learned what it truly meant to be "smart" and how testing is failing our students.