Mastery learning is a way of designing units of work so that each set of tasks focuses on a particular learning objective and students must master a task to move onto the next one. By monitoring student progress through informal and formal assessments, teachers can provide additional support or enrichment to students depending on their level of mastery.
Mastery learning has a strong evidence base that meets AERO’s highest standards of evidence. For more information about the evidence base, see below:
Snapshots of practice
Mastery learning may look different in different contexts. See below examples of Mastery learning in a variety of classrooms and settings:
Here you will find tools to help you implement mastery learning in your classroom or setting.