Mastering: Best Practices. Dr. Jonathan Lochamy Georgia Perimeter College. Outline. I. Course Implementation II. Technique III. Student Tracking. Course Implementation: How I use Mastering. Pre-Class Reading Enforced
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Dr. Jonathan Lochamy
Georgia Perimeter College
I. Course Implementation
III. Student Tracking
Students take a chapter quiz beforewe cover the chapter in class.
Students complete 3-5 activity segments before class.
Tutorials are the best activities!
Activities and tutorials can clarify difficult concepts.
Chapter quizzes and independent test bank can give early warning to student who is about to do poorly.
Some activities before class, some after, and tutorials due by test time.
Tutorials/Coaching >Activities >>>Naked Questions
Using provided estimate, I limit to 45 minutes in a face-to-face class. Longer for Hybrid and On-line.
In my class, 30 minutes of activities and a 10-minute quiz are worth 10% of the final grade.
Ungraded or “bonus” point formats do not see significant student use. Particularly not used by the weak students who need it most.
Love your students, love yourself, give them the value of one chapter’s worth of points back at the end of the semester.
See that drop grade above? That’s why it is there, for emergency “absences.”
All decisions about assignment settings should be based off this principle.
The primary goal of Mastering is to accomplish instruction, not assess final progress. Assessment (grading) should be targeted towards formative, not summative.
A formative assessment lets the student know what she does know and doesn’t know, before a test.