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Some of the early primary faculty in our K-8 school have put forth the notion of identifying to parents in a letter a subset of skills (spelling sight words, recalling math facts, etc.) that students should show mastery. We already use performance levels for our academic achievement that match our California Standards Test. Should mastery equate to minimum proficiency or to minimum advanced? To master some skill seems to be a high level of achievement. Your thoughts, please.

2012-04-30
Ted Davis
 

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Should mastery equate to minimum proficiency or to minimum advanced?
It is hard to know without seeing how you describe these levels but for me mastery and
proficiency have the same meaning without any qualifiers like minimum and advanced.

 

 

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