Ginibroadway
Instructure
Instructure

Getting ready for spring testing is a big part of the school year. Leveraging Mastery Connect can help provide teachers with a variety of tools to more easily target students for the support they need in preparation for this, and Mastery Connect can also simplify data collection for teachers through easy to access reporting features. Don't forget to watch the Video Blog about this post as well!

Key Audiences: Teachers and Instructional Support Staff 

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Victoria98
Instructure
Instructure

There are so many things to love and appreciate about Mastery Connect! Since it’s Valentine's Day, we wanted to share a few things we love about Mastery Connect, including tracker visuals, the benchmark compare feature, and inline item authoring! Also, don't forget to watch the Video Blog about this post as well!

Key Audiences: Teachers

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StellaHdez
Instructure
Instructure

There are many reports that provide lots of great data in Mastery Connect. However, be sure not to overlook our Custom Reports! Custom Reports allow users to view their data in different ways than the typical assessment reports provided in Mastery Connect. Check out this blogpost for all the awesomeness that you can generate in Custom Reports and don’t forget to watch the blog video too! 
Key Audiences: Administrators and Teachers

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stephenwatts1
Instructure
Instructure

There is a new update in Mastery Connect that we are really excited about, which is the ability to now import Canvas New Quizzes, in addition to Canvas Classic Quizzes, directly into Mastery Connect! We know our Instructure friends using the Canvas + Mastery Connect integration are really excited about this too, so we’ve got a few tips & tricks to make the process even easier for those of you using the Canvas + Mastery Connect integration! Watch the blog video here and read below for more information! Key Audiences: All Audiences!

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Ginibroadway
Instructure
Instructure

One of the great benefits of using the Canvas + Mastery Connect integration is the way teachers can now leverage the best parts of both products, within one unique platform, to increase engagement opportunities for students, and progress-monitor to support student learning. Click to read more and view the blogpost video here to learn about how you can get the most out of your Learning & Assessment Management System! Intended Audience: Teachers

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kjgomez
Instructure
Instructure

Our team has been working to unify the support experience, and have been migrating our support teams onto one ticketing system. Our goal with the new Mastery Connect support experience is to preserve the current workflow you are already used to.

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Victoria98
Instructure
Instructure

One of the great benefits of Mastery Connect is the variety of different assessment types that can be used to support student learning! Depending on what you are assessing for, item based, rubric based (document upload), and raw scores can all be leveraged in different ways to support specific outcomes you’re interested in working on with your students. This blogpost will take a look at each, provide some use cases, and review the benefits of using these different types of assessments in Mastery Connect. Also don't forget to watch the Video Blog about this post as well!

*Key Audience: All Audiences!

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CandicePedersen
Instructure
Instructure

One of the Mastery Connect Back to School Updates we are most excited about is the new assessment creation experience, which makes creating assessments from a purchased item bank even easier to build. Watch the blog video here and read below for more information as we share some best practices for creating assessments from an item bank! Key Audiences: All Audiences!

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MelissaKafka
Instructure
Instructure

The Instructure Learning Services Team is excited to share news pertaining to the  Getting Started with Mastery Connect course housed in Mastery Connect instances’ Help Menus. 

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StellaHdez
Instructure
Instructure

There are several new Back to School updates in Mastery Connect that we are really excited about, but none more than the Canvas Classic Quiz import! Educators can now convert Canvas Classic Quizzes to Mastery assessments, and we’ve got a few tips & tricks to make the process even easier for those of you using the Canvas + Mastery Connect integration! Watch the blog video here and read below for more information!
Key Audiences: All Audiences!

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stephenwatts1
Instructure
Instructure

There are several new Back to School updates in Mastery Connect that we are really excited about! Educators can now convert Canvas Classic Quizzes to Mastery assessments, save time by locating assessments in a new tracker view more quickly, and effectively create assessments through a new assessment experience. Watch the blog video here and read below for more information! You can also access a public version of the Slide Deck here! *Key Audiences: All Audiences!

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CandicePedersen
Instructure
Instructure

Parents/guardians can easily access their student’s assessments through Mastery Connect or the Canvas + Mastery Connect integration, once the teacher has made the assessment available to them. Watch the blog video here and read below for more information! *Key Audiences: Teachers

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Victoria98
Instructure
Instructure

We can't believe it is almost the end of the school year!!! If you are looking to reuse your content from your Mastery + Canvas Course, this post will help to ensure that you have a smooth transition into the next school year. Let's take a look at some best practices that will set up your content in your course to be ready to copy. Watch the blog video here and read below for more information!

*Key Audience: Teachers

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emily_allen
Community Team
Community Team

Back in January 2022, Community team member Tami B wrote a blog post introducing the Mastery Connect Great Guides Overhaul. And today, I’m excited to share that we recently put the finishing touches on that project.

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stephenwatts1
Instructure
Instructure

The Elementary Dashboard provides a visual and organizational experience that supports young learners with a specific layout and subject-specific course organization. With Mastery Connect’s Tracker linked specifically to each subject course, and using icons to make access even easier, it allows students to have more visibility and ownership of their learning, and teachers easier access the Tracker to create standards-driven assessments and teaching.

Intended Audience: Teachers

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CandicePedersen
Instructure
Instructure

Item Authoring is the process of creating test items in Mastery Connect using an item bank. Item Authoring can help create assessments that present more authentic context, reduce students’ random guessing, improve content coverage, and improve test-taker motivation with greater engagement. Watch the blog video here and read below for more information!  *Key Audiences: District Administrators, Instructional Coaches, those with the District Benchmark Author permission.

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Ginibroadway
Instructure
Instructure

The Mastery Connect Student experience allows teachers to truly leverage the full capability of Mastery Connect. We must involve our students in the data process. Within Mastery Connect, students have access to monitor their own progress towards mastery. Providing students the opportunity to see their growth generates student agency, while also giving them specific areas to focus on. Watch the blog video here and read below for more information! 

*Key Audiences: Teachers, Instructional Coaches, and Teacher Leaders

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stephenwatts1
Instructure
Instructure

It's that time of year: A new SEMESTER! The change of term/semester provides unique opportunities to teach new students, continue teaching the same students and utilize Instructure's Learning Platform to accomplish this through assessment and learning content. There are some best practices that will help ensure a smooth transition from one Semester to another for users of both Canvas + Mastery Connect Integration and users of Mastery Connect only

Key Audiences: Administrators, School Principles, Technology Department, Teachers

Watch the blog post video here and read below for more information!

 

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stephenwatts1
Instructure
Instructure

Mastery View Predictive Assessment reports can still be accessed through Sharefile, as has been the case in the past. However, these Predictive reports can now also be accessed directly in Mastery Connect as well! Watch the blog post video here and read below for more information!

Key Audiences: District/School Admin, Teachers

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Ginibroadway
Instructure
Instructure

If you are a school district using the Mastery Connect + Canvas integration, you can leverage both simultaneously as a dynamic Learning & Assessment Management System. Doing so provides teachers with easy-to-access student data, to help simplify learning activities directly in your Canvas course. Here are a few best practices to help administrators and teachers leverage the Mastery Connect + Canvas integration so you can continue to focus on what matters most - your students! Watch the blog video here and read below for more information! *Key Audience: Teachers and Administrators  

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StellaHdez
Instructure
Instructure

Using Mastery Connect roles and permissions helps to ensure key staff members are able to access information that supports teachers and students. It is important to note that as job responsibilities change from school year to school year, roles and permissions can always be adjusted based on those changes. Watch the blog video here, check out our Community Guide on Roles and Permissions, and read below for more information!
*Key Audience: Administrators 

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RoryMcCourt
Instructure
Instructure

Leveraging both the mastery tracker, and a variety of reports in Mastery Connect, can provide teachers with invaluable information to help support instructional practices. Putting Mastery Connect into action enables teachers to truly identify levels of understanding, target students for appropriate intervention, and regularly self-evaluate teaching and learning. Watch the blog video here and read below for more information! *Key Audience: Teachers

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CandicePedersen
Instructure
Instructure

Item Banks can be a fantastic resource for creating and delivering formative assessments through Mastery Connect. Questions contain DOK levels similar to what is seen on both state assessments and Mastery View Predictive Assessments. Item Bank assessments also help students to demonstrate their learning and teachers to use real-time data to inform instruction. Watch the blog video here and read below for more information! *Key Audiences: Teachers

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Victoria98
Instructure
Instructure

Mastery cut scores are used to determine where students are performing per standard. It is up to the creator of the Mastery Connect assessment to determine what the cut scores will be for that assessment. It is strongly recommended that you have a consistent approach to mastery scores at the district and school levels. Watch the blog video here and read below for more information!

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stephenwatts1
Instructure
Instructure

Using the Mastery Connect Teaching & Learning and Instructional Leadership checklists help educators focus on what matters most - improving student outcomes. While each school district has unique needs, these checklists represent ways to leverage key areas for using Mastery Connect to its fullest capacity.

Key Audiences: Administrators & Teachers

Watch the blog video here and read below for more information!

 

 

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Ginibroadway
Instructure
Instructure

Using Mastery Connect reports to supplement Mastery View Predictive Assessment reports can help teachers to make informed instructional decisions to meet the needs of their students! Doing so provides teachers with great insights into students’ progress towards mastery of the standards, helping to target instruction and interventions in the classroom. Watch the blog video here and read below for more information!

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RoryMcCourt
Instructure
Instructure

Mastery View Predictive Assessments, formerly known as CASE Benchmark Assessments, provide you with district, school, and classroom data enabling you to make highly accurate predictions regarding student progress towards mastery on your state’s assessments. Understanding the design, structure, and function of MVPA reports help you to best leverage the data to support your students! Watch the blog video here and read below for more information!

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Victoria98
Instructure
Instructure

Check out this blog post for some "Tips & Tricks" Admin can use to support teachers for Mastery View Predictive Assessments!

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StellaHdez
Instructure
Instructure

Whether you are delivering a Mastery View Predictive Assessment to students in Mastery Connect or Canvas, it is a relatively straightforward process! Watch the blog video here and read below for more information! 

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Victoria98
Instructure
Instructure

Click here to check out this Mastery View Predictive Assessments Preparation Guide, created by our wonderful CSM Amanda Bradley, for five tips to prepare for MVPAs!

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