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We conducted a pilot of assessments distributed to teachers from district leaders. District leaders uploaded the assessments into MasteryConnect and made them available to the appropriate teachers within our district for a set window of time. Security: district leaders maintained control over the assessment, the time available, and who could access the assessment.
Student Learning Objective tests, or SLOs, were created within our district under guidelines form Race to the Top. Some of these were administered at our district’s high schools on a limited basis via MasteryConnect. Validity: district vetted resource.
Our district administered a limited number of SLOs through MasteryConnect. These did not represent or cover all of the standards in a course, as seen on the left for both Math and ELA. They did yield similar results on the levels of mastery overall in the district. Reliability: testers took a pre-test and an identical post-test with expected results.
For Math SLOs at the district level, this is the representation of the classes which were directed to take their SLOs via MasteryConnect:
For ELA SLOs at the district level, this is the representation of the classes which were directed to take their SLOs via MasteryConnect: