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Require achieving mastery more than 5 times on an outcome

Question asked by Randy Cragun on Oct 23, 2018
Latest reply on Dec 16, 2018 by Kirsten Holt

It seems that the Outcomes system limits the "Achieve mastery n times" option (also the "calculation_int" column if uploading outcomes from csv) to be between 1 and 5, but I think I must be misunderstanding something because that is a silly cap to put on it if this option does what I think it does.


I apply a rubric with the entire set of outcomes to each test question, and students must show evidence of mastery by getting at least the number of points in the "Mastery: ____" (also the "mastery_points" column if uploading outcomes from csv) a certain number of times before I consider them as having mastered that skill. I sometimes want the number of times required to show mastery to be well above 5 (14 is the highest right now).


Am I misunderstanding what "Achieve mastery n times" means? What is the point of this cap at 5? Do we not trust teachers to figure out how many times students should show mastery?