Mastery-Based Learning Gains Traction Across the Country
The Peak School philosophy believes whole-heartedly in student-centered learning and a progressive form of assessment known in the education world as 'standards-based grading,' which encourages 'mastery-based learning.' Though veterans of the standards-based system, Peak is now joined by a slew of school across the nation, who are adopting similar forms of learning and assessing. In August 2017, the New York Times' Kyle Spencer dug into what exactly mastery-based learning means for students and teachers in a myriad of schools across New York City.
He does an excellent job highlighting voices from teachers, students, administrators, and researchers, who both advocate for and question mastery-based learning. Read more on their various perspectives and classroom anecdotes here.