Mastery-Based Learning

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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.

  • 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

  • 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.

  • Frequently Asked Questions about Mastery-Based Learning

    Mastery-based learning refers to systems of instruction, assessment, grading, and academic reporting that are based on students demonstrating that they have learned the knowledge and skills they are expected to learn as they progress through their education.

  • Mastery-Based Learning Resource Center

    This website is designed to support local school districts that choose to implement Mastery-Based Learning, as well as families and community partners who want to learn more about this model.

  • Resources for Schools and Educators

    The information below will help get you started on your journey learning about MBL in Connecticut.

  • Resources for Students, Parents, and Communities

    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).

  • Spotlight on Connecticut

    Most of the following Connecticut schools and districts are members of the League of Innovative Schools (LIS) and are engaged in Mastery-Based Learning. LIS is a regional professional learning community for secondary schools committed to educational equity, student-centered learning and ongoing improvement.

  • What is Mastery-Based Learning?

    Connecticut students can learn through student-centered pathways that ensure college and career readiness.

  • What's in a name?

    It goes by many other names, but Master-Based Learning is the term used in Connecticut.