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Mastery Learning

 
Vista recognizes that all students are unique and learn at their own pace, which is why mastery learning is a signature practice at Vista.  In a mastery learning classroom at Vista, students must demonstrate mastery of specific skills and standards before moving on to the next unit.  This results in a highly differentiated and individualized learning experience where students are focusing on learning what is most important to them and their growth as a learner.
 
At Vista, when students participate in mastery learning they become agents of their own learning, and teachers become facilitators of learning.  Students engage in deliberate practice based on frequent check-ins with their teacher to determine their exact learning needs at the time.  By doing all of this, students also display an increased sense of self-efficacy and love of learning.