The Young Women's Leadership School - Astoria
Who we are
Our students are all girls, grades 6-12 and come from all over the world and mostly live in Queens. This 2015-2016 school year is our seventh year practicing mastery.
Hallmarks of TYWLS-Astoria's approach to mastery
We have been in practice for six years, so we have a lot of experience and data that informs our decisions around mastery. The whole school (6-12) is doing this work.
What makes TYWLS-Astoria unique?
We share school wide competencies across all subjects and grade levels. These 21st Century competencies serve as categories for our more discrete, subject based learning targets connected to each competency.
What can other schools learn from you?
Processes for revision and growth of a mastery system
How to ground all curricula in distinct mastery philosophy, including state test-heavy subjects
- How to align whole school competencies to individual subject areas.
How do you give feedback to student on progress and mastery?
All teachers use rubrics
Coaching in advisory and during class
- Jumprope online grading system
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