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From Student to Student: Maritime High School

The following is a piece by SBE Student Communicator and intern, Indiana Hilmes. 

Mastery-based Learning Grows with State-funded Support

Washington State Board of Education Announces Second Cohort of Grantee Schools for Mastery-Based Learning Collaborative

In a pioneering effort by the state legislature and the Washington State Board of Education (SBE) in promoting mastery-based learning, the Board is excited to offer new funding and support for 20 schools across the state. The awarded schools are now part of Cohort 2 of the Mastery-based Learning Collaborative (MBLC) - a grant program created to support mastery-based learning (MBL) - sometimes called competency-based education.

State Awards Schools with Funds for Mastery-based Learning

SBE is excited to offer funding and support to eighteen schools across our state. These awards support mastery-based learning (MBL) - sometimes called competency-based education. SBE invited schools to apply to be part of the state’s new Mastery-based Learning Collaborative (MBLC). Schools were selected through a competitive process with the goal of fully implementing this learning model over the course of a few years.

Ethnic Studies Graduation Requirement

The State Board of Education has heard from students across the state demanding that diverse perspectives be incorporated in all subjects and grades and that courses be devoted to exploring ethnic studies in a deep way.

SBE to Host Profile of a Graduate Listening Sessions

Profile of a Graduate listening sessionsEducators, families, community members, the State Board of Education wants to hear from you about graduation and how students show they are prepared with the skills needed to thrive in life after high school. Learn more about this work and get an opportunity to provide feedback during the September 8 listening session (at 5:30 p.m.

WA School Examples of Mastery-based Learning

Several schools in Washington embody some of the characteristics of the Mastery-based Learning Work Group’s vision for MBL.

Why Mastery-based Learning?

Mastery-based Learning in Washington State
What is Mastery-Based Learning (MBL)?

The state defined mastery-based learning (MBL) in E2SHB (Senate House Bill) 1599 Sec. 301: