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What is Mastery-Based Learning?

Related Resources


Mastery-based learning communications toolkit

Connecticut schools and districts engaged in Mastery-Based Learning

PowerPoint presentation about mastery-based learning

What does mastery-based learning look like? 

Fairness, equity and access for all students

Overview of mastery-based learning and recommendations for policymakers (International Association for K-12 Online Learning - iNACOL)

Need help with some of the terms associated with Mastery-Based Learning? Check out the Glossary of Education Reform for a quick reference guide to all you need to know.

Video Resources

See how Mastery-Based Learning, also called competency-based learning, engages students, offers transparency, and uses student mastery as the ultimate metric of success.

This video is the first part of a presentation on what competency based learning is. It has been developed in the context of the TRANSIt project to help teachers to develop competency based learning for the acquisition of key competencies.

In this video, learn about the "4Cs" for 21st Century Learning: critical thinking, communication, collaboration, and creativity. See how technology plays an important role in building these skills for students and how teachers can integrate the 4Cs.

This video shows how a Hartford school's partnership with a public broadcasting network is taking learning to the next level.