WEBINAR ARCHIVE – Journey to School Improvement: The Personalized Mastery Approach (3/19/2014)

PowerPoint and Recorded Webinar


There is growing interest in personalized and performance-based approaches to support student learning. Personalized Mastery (also known as competency-based learning) is one such approach, focusing on students moving through content at their own learning pace. Learn about the early challenges in implementing personalized mastery as a school improvement strategy in a small-town middle school with a large achievement gap.

School, district, and state staff shared the steps taken on their initial journey to Personalized Mastery. Topics discussed included Personalized Mastery as a possible school improvement strategy and an overview of the hopes and challenges of the early stages of implementation.


Amy Jo Clemens
Assistant Superintendent
Illinois State Board of Education

Roberta Selleck
Freeport School District

Stacey Kleindl
Carl Sandburg Middle School

Rachel Trimble
Midwest Regional Center