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The key to mastery learning is that students are required to show mastery of a concept before they are allowed to move on to the next concept. The teacher determines at what level the mastery must be accomplished—for example, 100%, 80%, or 70%. Students are given opportunities to learn the material through a variety of instructional strategies and then take the quiz. If students do not show mastery of the concept, then they are given additional instruction or resources and allowed to take the quiz (usually in another form) again. Mastery learning can be either teacher-paced or student-paced, or a blend of the two. The various forms of a mastery class will be discussed in greater depth in Chapters 4 and 5 of this book. This free selection includes the Table of Contents and the Index.