Mastery-Oriented Feedback

Mastery-oriented feedback is feedback with the intent of guiding the learner to mastery of content rather than ability to master the content. Students with intellectual disabilities may not be able to master all of the various skills other students may be able to gain from a lesson. This type of feedback is geared toward their understanding of the actual content rather than how they got to the understanding. Educators should provide frequent and specific feedback, emphasizing effort and improvement, and relate the feedback to achieving a standard rather than on relative performance.

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