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SHIFTING THE PARADIGM OF GRADING AND LEARNING IN NYC SCHOOLs


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SHIFTING THE PARADIGM OF GRADING AND LEARNING IN NYC SCHOOLs


Featuring KAPPA International High School, Urban Assembly Maker Academy, The Young Women's School of Astoria, Carroll Gardens School for Innovation
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How does mastery teaching and learning change the game?


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How does mastery teaching and learning change the game?


for students

Feedback and grades are meaningful, authentic, and actionable. Students focus on high-leverage next steps toward independent mastery. This is a more fair and clear way to organize learning.

for teachers

Teachers design an arc of learning that builds toward independent mastery via inquiry, collaboration, Socratic seminar, peer feedback, and presentation. Students’ performance drives instruction. Personalized feedback supports each learner’s path.

FOR Parents

Parents are more in the loop on their children's progress. They get more frequent, transparent feedback on how to understand, discuss, and support learning.

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innovation and equity


Schools in NYC are shifting the culture of school and fostering more equitable learning environments. We aim to organize, explain, and strengthen these shifts for the district and beyond.

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innovation and equity


Schools in NYC are shifting the culture of school and fostering more equitable learning environments. We aim to organize, explain, and strengthen these shifts for the district and beyond.

MORE EQUITABLE BY DESIGN

Everyone understands how to succeed, because expectations are shared from the start. Basing grades on objective outcomes narrows the chance of implicit bias in grading. A growth mindset approach means that students hear “not yet” or “approaching mastery,” instead of “you fail.”