Khan Academy’s mission is to offer a free, world-class education to anyone, anywhere. In order to move toward this mission, the Khan Academy team has been working on a new system to track a students learning progress in all courses, all devices, and over time in many languages. We call this the Mastery System and it has been in development and testing for nearly a year. For more information about how learners, including your students, will experience Course and Unit Mastery, check out this article.
Along with the new student experience, we have also built teacher tools, reports, and supports to help teachers incorporate student-paced mastery learning into their classrooms.
When using Khan for student-paced practice in a class, a teacher enables students to work independently towards mastery of a specific course (for example, Algebra I). Teachers receive detailed data about each student’s performance when they complete practice. Teachers may also help with prioritizing specific skills by assigning them to their students.
Benefits of Khan Academy’s student-paced practice in the classroom:
- Students develop their agency by moving through content at their own pace.
- Teachers can often see that there is there is no one exercise that all or most students need to work on at the same time, and mastery learning enables each students to be working on an exercise that fits their individual needs.