Project Idaho: Mastery-based education

idahonews | March 18, 2019

Project Idaho: Mastery-based education
On Monday Idaho's House voted to advance Senate Bill 1059, which would expand mastery-based education to more schools with 62 house members in favor. Right now there are 19 pilot programs in Idaho's mastery-based network but this bill would lift the current cap and allow more schools to participate. Representative Ryan Kerby a co-sponsor of the bill said today that 40 more schools have expressed interest in taking on mastery-based learning.In traditional education students move through school based on seat time or how much time they spend in a classroom. Each subject is given the same amount of seat time for each student.But while a student may be a quick study in english they could be struggling in another subject like math.Mastery-based education is meant to help student learn at their own pace based on their own skills.Students only move on to the next level on content when they've mastered the skill they're currently working on regardless of their age or the time it takes to get there."The success that Idaho is experiencing is the fact that we’re growing it from the ground up," said Superintendent of public instruction Sherri Ybarra. "It’s a local districts are making that decision for their communities for their students. They recognize that students, not everybody fits into a mastery based setting and it’s been around for about 30 years but it keeps evolving. It’s becoming more sophisticated and technology is something that students no longer come into the classroom and unplug it’s something that really fits well into the mastery based setting. And so our students are finding a lot of success." "

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As COVID-19 drove school closures, Pocatello/ Chubbuck School District 25 (PCSD 25) moved quickly to transition to remote learning and progress monitoring. Istation’s digital assessments and instructional tools made it easy for students to continue learning at home. Plus, parents as well as teachers maintained a clear view of students’ progress with on-demand data reports, as well as Istation’s home assessments and progress-monitoring tools. Despite unprecedented circumstances, PCSD 25 saw a marked increase in home usage and students’ skill levels climbing.

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Spotlight

As COVID-19 drove school closures, Pocatello/ Chubbuck School District 25 (PCSD 25) moved quickly to transition to remote learning and progress monitoring. Istation’s digital assessments and instructional tools made it easy for students to continue learning at home. Plus, parents as well as teachers maintained a clear view of students’ progress with on-demand data reports, as well as Istation’s home assessments and progress-monitoring tools. Despite unprecedented circumstances, PCSD 25 saw a marked increase in home usage and students’ skill levels climbing.