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ERIC Number: EJ788674
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007
Pages: 22
Abstractor: ERIC
ISSN: ISSN-1540-0077
Student-Program Alignment and Teaching to Mastery
Engelmann, Siegfried
Journal of Direct Instruction, v7 n1 p45-66 Win 2007
When students are taught to mastery, they become smarter, acquire information faster, and develop efficient strategies for learning. Teachers must have an understanding of what mastery is and how to achieve it in their students. However, teachers cannot teach to mastery without referencing the performance of their students. In addition, teachers cannot teach to mastery without a program design that supports the approach. Teaching to mastery is built upon effective student/program alignment. This paper discusses the features of a program design that supports mastery, properties of mastery, criteria and procedures for measuring mastery, procedures for aligning program placement with student performance and for teaching to mastery, and the benefits of immersing students in mastery.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Sweden