Elementary Education: An Introduction (Updated 2/2018) Welcome to Elementary Ed brochure 2018 WEB VERSION - Page 13
Mastery Connect provides our families full access to their child’s progress anytime from anywhere.
Additionally, your child's report card in Mastery Connect will provide a summary of your child's
achievement of standards taught and assessed by trimester. You will have access to current, re-
al-time progress for your child’s growth in all academic areas. Your initial view may contain red or
yell ow, especially if a pre-assessment is entered. The opportunity is for everyone to notice where
a student needs help and how we can all support the student to grow. We will strive to give you
precise feedback of what your child knows and still needs to learn.
“The primary goal of mastery-based grading is to better communicate
what each student knows and is able to do according to our standards.”
Benefits of a standards based system: Levels of Mastery:
• Helps teachers and students focus and adjust
instruction and learning.
• Leads to higher learning through improved
accountability and engagement as students have
multiple opportunities to demonstrate mastery.
• Reports most recent evidence and trends of students
• Gives students, parents and teachers a clear picture
of learning and mastery. M = Mastery of Standards
NM = Near Mastery of Standards
R = Remedial Level of Understanding