Mastery Structure in a Factory Model?

Discussion created by on Jun 4, 2015
Latest reply on Jun 11, 2015 by Patricia Walsh

As the end of the year is approaching, I'm saddled with reconciling a mastery based course (through Canvas modules) with the factory model I'm--and I'd assume many, if not most of us here--are working in. Mastery instruction is based on the premise that all students can learn, but just not necessarily at the same speed. Therefore, time, not achievement, is the variable. Any ideas or best practices anyone has developed regarding how to reconcile a mastery system with a factory model that assumes two (limiting) factors: A specified end date for the year and the obligation to report everything a student has done in one letter grade?