Transitioning away from seat time, in favor of a structure that creates flexibility, allows students to progress as they demonstrate mastery of...
Mastery-based Learning Utilized in Idaho School
Atlas Academy Alternative School, located in Middleton, Idaho, has just completed its first year...Mastery-based Learning Utilized in Idaho School
Atlas Academy Alternative School, located in Middleton, Idaho, has just completed its first year utilizing the mastery-based model of education. Unlike the traditional model of proceeding to the next grade level, students only advance once they have mastered both the subject matter and academic standards. www.idahoednews.org/news/middleton-alternative-sch…= Show more
Transitioning away from seat time, in favor of a structure that creates flexibility, allows students to progress as they demonstrate mastery of academic content, regardless of time, place, or pace of learning. Competency-based strategies provide flexibility in the way that credit can be earned or awarded, and provide students with personalized learning opportunities. These strategies include online and blended learning, dual enrollment and early college high schools, project-based and community-based learning, and credit recovery, among others. This type of learning leads to better student engagement because the content is relevant to each student and tailored to their unique needs. It also leads to better student outcomes because the pace of learning is customized to each student.
By enabling students to master skills at their own pace, competency-based learning systems help to save both time and money. Depending on the strategy pursued, competency-based systems also create multiple pathways to graduation, make better use of technology, support new staffing patterns that utilize teacher skills and interests differently, take advantage of learning opportunities outside of school hours and walls, and help identify opportunities to target interventions to meet the specific learning needs of students. Each of these presents an opportunity to achieve greater efficiency and increase productivity.
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CreatedWednesday, 30 November 2016
Group adminChris Cox