The impact of Mastery Connect and the Mastery Item Bank is also felt in classrooms across the district. They’re crucial for delivering the feedback students need to understand where they are in their learning journey.
“...My favorite thing about Mastery Connect is the instant feedback. I have 50 minutes a day [with each class], which is not a long time. So my students, as soon as they get something wrong, want to know why. It's nice to connect with them,” middle school teacher, Jessica Coyle said. “They don't have to wait until the next day for me to grade 110 papers…I like the questions in [Mastery Item Bank] because they're rigorous. They're a little different from other platforms that are just the basic skills. It works well.”
“I like [using the Mastery Item Bank] for isolating skills. And we also use it a lot for exit tickets,” elementary teacher, DeeDee Cantrell, said.
Isolating essential skills allows educators to differentiate and personalize support for students at all levels. Within Mastery Connect, the colors green, yellow, and red represent mastery, approaching mastery, and remediation, respectively. This visualization, paired with a data-driven approach to intervention, allows teachers to differentiate and personalize instruction for students.