District Mastery: Current and Upcoming Functionality

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Schoology is dedicated to building a standards-based grading solution that will help districts achieve their goals with a centralized model for standards and learning objectives. To achieve a true mastery or competency solution, we are building a scalable foundation that is intended to grow over time.

The initial phase of District Mastery is just that - the first phase of a bigger solution. This article outlines the current functionality and what is intended to be released over time as we build out the full District Mastery solution.

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Current District Mastery Functionality: System Admins

The following are features currently available in District Mastery to System Administrators:

  • Enable district mastery library per school building.
    Note: This action must be performed by Schoology. Please complete this form to specify which buildings should have district mastery enabled. To learn how to set up district mastery in a test school in your organization, see this article: How to test out District Mastery in a test school within your organization
  • Import a file containing your district’s learning objectives and parent objectives.
  • Delete the district library and start a new import of learning objective and parent objectives.
  • View, edit, delete and create learning objectives and parent objectives in the district library.
  • Create a district mastery scale.
  • Set the scale, calculation method, and minimum number of observations for all sections using objectives from the district mastery library.
  • After the initial library import, you can import additional learning objectives.

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Coming soon to District Mastery: System Admins

The following feature will be available to system admins in the future:

  • Change the order in which the folders and learning objectives appear within each level of the district library hierarchy.

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Current Standards-Based Gradebook Functionality: Instructors

The following are features currently available in District Mastery for instructors:

  • Align objectives to graded materials:
    • Assignments
    • Test/quizzes
    • Graded Discussions
  • Align objectives to ungraded materials:
    • Ungraded Discussions
    • Pages
    • Files
    • Links
  • Navigate and search the district mastery library to find and align objectives.
  • Grade aligned materials with objectives.
  • Access and view scores in the Standards-Based Gradebook.
  • View roll-up calculations in the Standards-Based Gradebook.
  • View student breakouts by achievement in the Standards-Based Gradebook.

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Coming soon to Standards-Based Gradebook: Instructors

The following features will be available to instructors in the future:

  • Use an auto-generated rubric based on the alignments to score the assignment.
  • Align objectives to all materials that allow alignments.
  • Set the permission options for the student and parent report at the course level.
  • Align materials from Resources and move aligned materials between Resources, Groups and Courses.
  • Align learning objectives to gradebook columns.
  • Alignment tags in the course materials view.
  • Access to legacy mastery data in archived courses

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Coming soon to Standards-Based Gradebook: Students

The following feature will be available to students in the future:

  • See an individual report with material level scores and progress towards learning objectives and parent objective mastery.

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Coming soon to Standards-Based Gradebook: Parents

The following feature will be available to parents in the future:

  • See an individual report for their children with material level scores and progress towards learning objective and parent objective mastery.

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