An instructional method where students advance through the curriculum according to ability rather than grade level, allowing them to progress at their own pace.
An instruction method developed and tested by B. Bloom (See Bloom, 1976).
A model of learning in which all but a very few students are expected to achieve over time the mastery of predetermined subject matter and skills (Taylor, 1990).
Assuring that students have successfully understood a concept before moving on to a new one.
An instructional technique that specifies a series of learning objectives through which students progress.
Also known as criterion referenced instruction, in which students are evaluated as having "mastered" or "not mastered" specific criteria or learning objectives.
Students master specific learning objectives before moving on to the next level
Mastery Learning is an instructional method that presumes all children can learn if they are provided with the appropriate learning conditions. Specifically, mastery learning is a method whereby students are not advanced to a subsequent learning objective until they demonstrate proficiency with the current one.