Mastery View Formative Assessments are pre-built formative assessments that an institution can purchase directly from Instructure. These assessments use a scoring system called Diagnostic Classification Model (DCM) scoring, which is different from other Mastery Connect assessments.
Note: To purchase Mastery View Formative Assessments, please contact your institution’s customer service manager.
Mastery View Assessments
Mastery View Formative Assessments are standards-aligned tests created by a team of curriculum and assessment experts. All items found in these assessments are calibrated to DCM scoring. This means the scores are not based on a cut score, as with other Mastery Connect assessments, but are instead based on the DCM scoring algorithm. With this scoring methodology, a student’s mastery levels are based more on which questions the student gets right instead of how many questions the student gets right.
Mastery View Formative Assessments with DCM scoring provide more specificity and accuracy about a student’s mastery of the material than most teachers can get with their own classroom-created tests. These assessments do this by lowering the possibility that student scores could reflect random error instead of non-mastery. Mastery View Formative Assessments give teachers reliable data that shows students’ mastery of academic standards and does so with the fewest number of questions possible, saving teachers valuable time.
Find Mastery View Formative Assessments
If your district has purchased and enabled Mastery View Formative Assessments, they will be located in the Assessment Library with other formative assessments. You can find them by filtering the assessment list via the Created By menu and the MasteryViews option. You can add Mastery View Formative Assessments to your trackers and curriculum maps.
Use Mastery View Formative Assessments
Mastery View Formative Assessments have preset scoring and mastery levels which cannot be edited. The scoring column header on the assessment score page will display the DCM Scored label where mastery level point values usually display.
- You cannot enter raw scores to determine mastery in Mastery View Formative Assessments.
- All raw score entries in a Mastery View Formative Assessment will automatically place the student in the Remediation category for that assessment.