Welcome to Mastery Assessment Week!
Mastery Week is a digital sharing and online collaboration event for those focused on mastery-based learning. Each day, organizations and practitioners from across the country share their experience refining mastery models and grappling with common questions. This site compiles and highlights key learnings through articles, resources, tools, Q&As, videos, social media conversations. We hope you will get involved!
Last year, we hosted the first every Mastery Week to share mastery resources and insights from across the country to help schools plan their communications strategies.
This year we will focus on mastery assessment, diving into specific topics within this category each day. Mastery Assessment Week will take place the last week in August, from the 27th to the 31st. As always, we encourage everyone to join the conversation using the hashtag #masteryweek and reach out if you have any questions or would like to deepen your participation: firstname.lastname@example.org
To organize the week, we are highlighting key questions and sub themes:
Monday - What can assessment look like in a mastery-based system?
Springpoint will open the week with a welcome post that explains the mechanics of the week and highlights resources and examples around creating and refining mastery assessment practices.
Tuesday - How are assessments designed in a mastery-based system?
reDesign will discuss approaches to designing individual student assessments. You'll hear about strategies for providing students with rich, actionable feedback and ways to align assessment touchpoints to high-quality rubrics.
Wednesday - How do you design a system of assessment in a mastery-based environment?
Center for Collaborative Education will explain how to build a system of assessments that gives a full picture of student learning. You'll learn how collaborative structures can create robust assessment systems at the classroom, school, and even system level. Virgel Hammonds from KnowledgeWorks will host a twitter chat on mastery assessment at 7pmET / 4pm PT using the hashtag #masteryweek.
Thursday - What changes with mastery grading and reporting?
Check out a wide range of perspectives and resources on the topic of grading policies--including norming practices, pacing and progress, and strategically structuring opportunities for assessment. And be sure to share your own tips, ideas, and questions on mastery-based grading.
Friday - Share out your ideas, resources, tips, and tools!
The week culminates in a massive resource sharing event, featuring content from all across the education field. Prepare your favorite resource or write a short thought piece to get involved in the conversation! Please reach out if you need ideas or have any questions: Masteryweek@springpointschools.org
In addition to Springpoint, participating organizations include Center for Collaborative Education, reDesign, NGLC KnowledgeWorks, Education Reimagined, 2 Revolutions, NGLC, and others. We will add more partners leading up to Mastery Week!
Last year, we hosted Mastery Communications Week focused on topics around how practitioners and partners can communicate the importance and key elements of a mastery-based system. Check out the wonderful articles, resources, tools, and conversations that our partners and others in the field shared!
Five Examples of Effective School Communication Strategies, on Five Different Platforms — Aug 18, 2017 1:01:18 PM
Q&A with a Parent and School Leader — Aug 18, 2017 12:56:57 PM
Multi-media Resource Share — Aug 18, 2017 12:56:18 PM
Supporting Educators as Ambassadors for Mastery-based Learning — Aug 17, 2017 1:43:44 PM
Q&A with Sami Smith, Middle School Mentor Teacher at CICS West Belden — Aug 17, 2017 1:29:28 PM
Q&A with Colleen Collins, Director at CICS West Belden — Aug 17, 2017 1:26:58 PM
Join the Mastery Communications Twitter chat on 8/16 at 3pm ET — Aug 16, 2017 5:55:28 PM
The Mission and the Message — Aug 16, 2017 1:15:21 PM
The Power of Student Voice: Q&A with Students — Aug 16, 2017 12:21:07 PM
Q&A with Culturally Responsive Education Expert — Aug 16, 2017 12:17:30 PM
Much Ado About Mastery-Based Transcripts: What Schools Need to Know and What They Can Do — Aug 15, 2017 12:43:48 PM
Q&A with Nancy Davis Griffin from the University of Southern Maine — Aug 15, 2017 11:09:16 AM
Welcome to Mastery Communications Week! — Aug 14, 2017 1:39:01 PM
Mastery Communications Week Q&A with students — Aug 14, 2017 1:18:49 PM
Q&A with Christy Kingham, teacher leader, The Young Women's Leadership School of Astoria — Aug 14, 2017 1:07:07 PM
Springpoint and Partners to Launch Mastery Communications Week — Aug 1, 2017 4:38:06 PM