- Most students are diverse in what they need to learn and how fast they learn.
- State and local policies are setting higher standards for student achievement in each grade.
- Although school or state requirements prescribe academic content, teachers must translate learning goals into lesson plans.
- Before teachers move on to new academic content, they often find how much students have learned through post-testing.
- Mastery monitoring links a task analysis to the curriculum.
- Teachers may develop quizzes and tests based on the tasks identified during the task analysis.
- General outcome monitoring links students' progress with socially valued outcomes.
- Mastery monitoring and general outcome monitoring both measure the curriculum and progress for future instructional adaptations.
- Mastery monitoring and general outcome monitoring differ in the scope of skills assessed.
- Specially designed or readily available general software help teachers integrate mastery monitoring and general outcome monitoring into every day practice.
- The Class-Wide Peer Tutoring Learning Management System brings mastery monitoring to teachers who use class-wide peer tutoring.
- The Monitoring Basic Skills Progress system exemplifies general outcome monitoring by measuring students' acquisition of basic reading, math, and spelling skills.