Definition: Mastery-based grading is when learning is typically a term used to describe a minimum score that students need to achieve to have mastery of a standard, for example, an 80 percent. It is different than standards-based grading because standards-based grading does not necessarily rely on percentages. Students have multiple opportunities to demonstrate their learning against a predetermined set of competencies. Points aren’t deducted or added for compliance.

Also Known As:
Mastery-Based Assessment
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