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Standards Based Mastery

Why Standards Based Mastery?

For students to graduate ready for the real world, they must be able to take ownership for their own lifelong learning. Our approach to Standards Based Mastery helps students build this critical capacity by incorporating a set of instructional practices through which students gradually build their ability to assess their own current level of mastery and set their own learning paths.

Common Practices for Standards Based Mastery at NEAAAT

Design Powerful Learning Experiences
  • Create rubrics from the Standard Course of Study 
  • Link the needs of business and community partners to Mindsets, Skillsets and Toolsets Create Learning Mastery Scales 
  • Design the Curriculum Map 
  • Design high quality PLEPs that clearly outline standards, real world learning activities and performance assessments, and consider how feedback will be personalized to meet the needs of all learners
Deliver Powerful Learning Experiences
  • Discuss the rubrics and Learning Mastery Scales with students
  • Develop student awareness of how to reach Progressing, Meeting, and Exceeding
  • Facilitate Powerful Learning Experiences
  • Provide continual actionable and timely feedback throughout the learning process
  • Assess student outcomes using established Mindsets, Skillsets, Toolsets rubrics
  • Provide multiple and/or ongoing opportunities for students to demonstrate their learning at the Progressing, Meeting and Exceeding levels
Discover the Impact of Powerful Learning Experiences
  • Reflect on overall mastery of outcomes (reteach, adjust instruction, extend learning)
  • Adjust instructional strategies based on student data for the next PLEP
  • Facilitate student-led conferences
  • Collaborate in vertical/horizontal teams to revise rubrics, curriculum maps and PLEPs for the following year