MC2 STEM High School Foundations

MC2 STEM High School was founded on the principles of STEM Education, Project-Based Learning, and Mastery Instruction.  All of these concepts help to create an enriching, engaging experience for Cleveland's most innovative students. Click the buttons above to explore more about our foundations!

Mastery Learning

 

The Background

The belief that all children can learn if they are provided with the appropriate learning conditions. Learning for mastery or mastery learning, are terms coined by Benjamin Bloom hypothesized that in 1968 and 1971 respectively. Bloom h classroom with a mastery learning focus as opposed to the traditional form of instruction would reduce the achievement gaps between varying groups of students (Guskey 2007). In Mastery learning, “the students are helped to master each learning unit before proceeding to a more advanced learning task” (Bloom 1985) in contrast to “conventional instruction”.

The Definition

“The mastery learning method divides subject matter into units that have predetermined objectives or unit expectations. Students, alone or in groups, work through each unit in an organized fashion. Students must demonstrate mastery on unit exams, typically 80%, before moving on to new material. Students who do not achieve

mastery receive remediation through tutoring, peer monitoring, small group discussions, or additional homework. Additional time for learning is prescribed for those requiring remediation. Students continue the cycle of studying and testing until mastery is met. Block (1971) states that students with minimal prior knowledge of material have higher achievement through mastery learning than with traditional methods of instruction.”

 

The End Result

Students will be given ample opportunities to learn the material at a high-level. Students will earn credit in a course once they have proven a high level of understanding on all course objectives.

Mastery Learning at MC2 STEM High School

  • Credit awarded on mastery of skills rather than seat time

  • Founded on the belief that all children can learn at a high-level if they are provided with the appropriate learning conditions.

  • In Mastery learning, “the students are helped to master each learning unit before proceeding to a more advanced learning task”

  • Students will be given ample opportunities to learn the material at a high-level (90% or above).

  • Students will earn credit in a course, once they have proven a high level of understanding on all course objectives.

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9th Grade: 601 Erieside Ave ® Cleveland, OH  44114

10th Grade: 2415 Woodland Ave, Cleveland, OH 44115

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