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10 Principles of Mastery-Based Learning
To help schools establish a philosophical and pedagogical foundation for their work, the Great Schools Partnership created the following “Ten Principles of Mastery-Based Learning,” which describe the common features found in the most effective mastery-based systems.
Home page of the State Department of Education's Academic Office
Additional Communications Tools
Brochures, handouts, and presentations about how Mastery-Based Learning meets the needs of students and how it is different from traditional education
Agricultural Science and Technology Education
Agricultural Science and Technology Education prepares students for careers in the areas of agriculture mechanics, animal science, aquaculture and marine technologies, natural resources and environmental systems and plant science.
Bilingual Education Programs
Statutory requirements for educating English Language Learners (ELLs) not served in required programs of bilingual education.
Business and Finance Technology
Business and Finance Technology Education in Connecticut is offered through the middle school and comprehensive high school. These courses are an integral part of the total academic structure that provides students with the competencies to be competitive in a business-oriented society.
Coaching and Self-Reflection Tool for Competency in Teaching English Learners
Aligned to Connecticut’s CCT Rubric for Effective Teaching, this tool is for professional development and growth as well as guiding observations and discussions.
Find information and links to college opportunities
Commissioner's Summer Math Challenge
The Commissioner's Summer Math Challenge stresses the importance of maintaining math skills during the summer.
Communication - Mastery-Based Learning
A variety of communications toolkits are available to assist schools and school districts in explaining the changes necessary to implement Mastery-Based Learning.
Communications Toolkit - Mastery-Based Learning
The materials in the communications toolkit can help start the conversation about Mastery-Based Learning in your community.
Comprehensive School Health Education
Guidance and resources for developing, implementing, and evaluating a planned, sequential school health education program.
Computer Science is a key to developing and integrating 21st Century Skills (e.g., technology, communication, collaboration, critical thinking, problem solving, innovation, creativity, persistence).
Connecticut Arts and Standards
The Connecticut State Department of Education supports arts learning through education focused on the whole child to promote artistically literate citizens well equipped with the creativity, communication, and critical thinking skills needed to live rich, meaningful lives.
Connecticut English Language Proficiency (CELP) Standards Training of Trainers
Resources for the CELP Training of Trainers sessions on how to use them in planning and practice.