Mastery-based grading in Higher Education: Improving student learning, increasing student motivation, and recapturing the joy of teaching



We will give an introduction to the philosophy behind mastery grading and share our experiences with this mode of grading across a number of STEM courses (Calculus and Linear Algebra) as well as its use in a large scale introductory General Education Statistics Course, where we are using mastery grading at scale. We have experimented with a number of different implementations and will share what we have learned in the process, in particular how to use this system in a set of coordinated courses with a group of instructors. We hope that you can take something useful for your own classes from this talk.

Seminar Info
  • Date
    April 27, 2021 12:00PM EST
  • Category
Other Resources
  • Book recommendation: Linda B. Nilson Specifications Grading: Restoring Rigor, Motivating Students, and Saving Faculty Time Reprint Edition