School-wide competencies/outcomes

Schools with more mature mastery systems tend to move toward a more school-wide approach to creating outcomes, creating a more cohesive user experience for learners.


Using one set of outcomes across all courses requires the deep work of identifying high-leverage academic skills that come into play in all or most disciplines, and that students need for success after graduation. Teachers across all subject areas are focused on supporting student mastery of these outcomes. This is an advanced staged of mastery implementation, which requires full-school buy-in and a well-established shared vision. Often, this is easier to accomplish after using outcomes-based grading by class or department for a while, or when starting a mastery-based school from the ground up. It requires full teacher buy-in, parent understanding, and a deeply collaborative approach to work with outcomes. 

Examples & Resources: EPIC playbook, p. 37-41

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