Mathematics, Statistics, and Computer Science
assessment, growth mindset, mastery
Mastery-based testing is an assessment scheme that challenges students to provide complete solutions to problems derived from clear course concepts. Students are allowed multiple attempts to demonstrate mastery, which helps create a classroom environment where students value persistence toward thorough understanding. In this paper, we describe in detail the benefits and implementation of mastery-based testing in college mathematics courses. We also summarize student response data that show positive reactions to this testing method.
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Taylor & Francis Group
Collins, J., Harsy, A., Hart, J., Haymaker, K. A., Hoofnagle, A. M., Janssen, M., Stewart Kelly, J., Mohr, A. T., & O'Shaughnessy, J. (2019). Mastery-Based Testing in Undergraduate Mathematics. PRIMUS, 29 (5), 441. https://doi.org/10.1080/10511970.2018.1488317