On behalf of the State Department of Education, welcome to the Mastery-Based Learning Resource Center.
Mastery-Based Learning is an option that school districts in Connecticut may choose to award credit or promote students. Through a variety of videos, articles, and links, this website will explain what MBL is, how it works, and why it is different from traditional educational models.
In searching the Mastery-Based Learning Resource Center, it should become clear that Mastery-Based Learning is not a curriculum or a set of standards or a pre-packaged standalone strategy. In a Mastery-Based Learning environment, students demonstrate mastery based on competencies and performance standards built from the Connecticut Core Standards and Connecticut Content Standards (social studies, arts, science, and career and technical education).
Just as no two learners are the same, no two school districts or schools are exactly alike. This means that Mastery-Based Learning will look different across Connecticut's landscape to reflect the values and needs of individual communities.
The information below will help get you started on your journey learning about MBL in Connecticut.
- Frequently Asked Questions
- Implementation Guidelines
- 10 principles of Mastery-Based Learning
- Mastery-Based Learning booklet - follow three students on their journey through MBL
- Mastery-Based Learning Starts with the Student
- Comparison of mastery-based education vs. traditional education
- PowerPoint presentations
- 21st Century Student
- Video Resources
- Considerations for Implementation of Mastery-Based Learning in Special Populations
- Connecticut State Standards
- Standards vs. Competencies