Assessment Strategies for Mastery Learning in Large Session Classes

Assessment Strategies for Mastery Learning in Large Session Classes

Wednesday, March 11, 2020 | 1:00 PM Central | 60 Minutes

For educators teaching large-session classes who are interested in implementing mastery learning but feel restricted by the instructor/student ratio, this online seminar offers strategies to implement mastery learning assessments in large enrollment classes.

What are the learning goals?

Upon completion of this seminar, you’ll be able to:

  • Define mastery learning
  • Create clear mastery-based learning outcomes
  • Establish thresholds for desired mastery
  • Design assessments that target competency vs. factual knowledge
  • Analyze potential ways to implement mastery-based assessments in a typical large class

Who should attend?

  • Professors and instructors
  • Department chairs
  • Curriculum developers
  • Educational developers
  • Instructional designers

Why you don't want to miss this!

Mastery learning (sometimes also known as “competency-based education”) is a curricular approach that focuses on students mastering concepts at their own pace, before they move on to new concepts. While mastery learning is not a new idea, implementing mastery learning in large classes through creative assessment and technological assistance is new.

What's included?

Your seminar registration includes the following:

  • A single connection to the live seminar (one connection per purchased registration)
  • On-demand access for one year
  • Downloadable PowerPoint presentations from the speaker
  • Written transcript
  • Supplemental materials
  • 100% satisfaction guarantee

For the live seminar, you can have as many people participate in the program as you like using the single connection by using a large screen, projector, and speakers.

There is no limit to how many times the seminar is accessed while available on-demand. Additional connections for other locations or branch campuses can be purchased for $100 per additional connection. Contact Magna Customer Service at 800-433-0499 to add additional connections for the rebroadcasted seminar.

Additional Detail

In large session classes, assessing for “mastery learning” can often be more challenging than in smaller classes due to the teacher/student ratio. This seminar will review the benefits and challenges of assessing for mastery learning and provide practical ways for teachers to implement mastery learning assessments in large session classes where teacher to student ratios have, in the past, rendered such approaches unrealistic.


Interested in getting this program and every Magna Online Seminar for one year?

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The Magna Online Seminar Pass costs less than the price of 6 programs. So, it’s like buying 6 programs and getting at least 19 free! This affordable subscription membership gives you access to every live Magna Online Seminar produced over the course of a 12-month period (minimum of 25 seminars). And you'll be pre-registered so you won't have to sign up for each program. Start your subscription today!


With the purchase of the optional Campus Access License (or Group License when ordering online), registrants are granted a license to download the program contents to a password-protected network, server, or web-site for additional staff use. The Group License option does not give unlimited connections to the live online seminar presentation.

Product Code: PC20CA

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