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What does 'mastery' mean?

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Last updated on 8 March 2017
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What does ‘mastery’ in assessment mean? We refer to a Department for Education report that looks at ‘mastery’ in assessment, and an analysis of the ‘mastery learning’ approach by the Education Endowment Foundation. We also look at how schools explain what ‘mastery’ means for them.

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  1. 1 DfE guidance
  2. 2 EEF analysis
  3. 3 Myths about ‘mastery’
  4. 4 Schools’ definitions

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