MARIO Measured
What you value is what you measure
All MARIO Educators learn to measure the efficacy of their instruction and strive to continuously improve student learning.

At MARIO, we reflect on the intersection of our values and the assessment measures we employ so that we can say with conviction that the data we collect helps us robustly understand our students and ourselves as learners, thinkers, and humans.

You can make space for your students to craft personally meaningful goals, and, together, you and your learner measure the steps they take towards achieving their goals through assessment with the student rather than assessment of the student.

Join us in growing alongside students. Through the modeling of your own self-evaluative process, you make visible the habits of mind that are engaged in seeking productive feedback. As thoughtful educators, we encourage the development of an active growth mindset.

We focus on providing immediate and personalized feedback that helps students understand where they are, where they want to be, and illuminates ways to get there. MARIO measurement tools create a roadmap for learners navigating the concept of self-directed learning. With insight, we are strategic in our measurement.

You will measure students today against where they were yesterday. No matter where a student begins their journey, you can engage them in conversations around how the work you do together leads to changes in them as thinkers and doers. An invested, motivated learner will engage in self-perpetuating cycles of growth resulting in authentic, life-long personal development.

Connections to Universal Design Learning

Universal Design for Learning strategically aligns with the MARIO Framework’s goal of ultimately creating successful, self-directed, expert learners by scaffolding and regularly monitoring the goal setting and self-evaluative processes.

UDL is focused on “firm goals, flexible means.” When educators heighten the salience of goals and objectives and continually monitor progress towards those goals with learners, they build shared responsibility for learning and growth. The UDL Flowchart helps us determine if our UDL lesson plans are having the intended outcomes .

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Personalized

There is no “I” in team, but we believe there should be. The MARIO Framework creates a collaborative team where the learner is at the center. The student-teacher dyad is purposeful in its commitment to empower the individual. We then go further by engaging family members to be a part of this process in a meaningful and ongoing way. Differentiation isn’t enough. MARIO helps deliver a truly personalized learning experience for every student so that they learn to value their own strengths and see their areas for growth as unmet goals. We give power to students and families and provide the scaffolds they need to realize the future they want.

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Connections to Universal Design Learning

Measured Universal Design for Learning strategically aligns with the MARIO Framework’s goal of creating successful self-directed, expert learners. Together, UDL and the MARIO Framework provide special education students with practices and scaffolds to build independence and agency, fostering meta-comprehension and meta-cognitive reflection. In both frameworks, regular measurement is utilized to facilitate the growth of the student and the educator. When implemented with a clear connection to personal goals set within a safe space, measurement can increase motivation.

Comprehensive Solutions

Take professional learning further. Our world-class courses teach educators and assistants how to leverage the MARIO Approach and build a MARIO classroom. Our software empowers learners and makes implementation of the MARIO Framework easier and more effective.

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Comprehensive Solutions

Take professional learning further. Our world-class courses teach educators and assistants how to leverage the MARIO Approach and build a MARIO classroom. Our software empowers learners and makes implementation of the MARIO Framework easier and more effective.

Join the MARIO Family

We are a dedicated group of learners that are constantly seeking to improve the lives of the children we care for. Whether you are a teacher, parent, assistant, or administrator, we give you free access to the most recent special education related research and practices available. Our twice monthly MARIO Memo summarizes and shares studies from peer-reviewed journals, while our learning letters provide insights from MARIO classrooms.

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Join the MARIO Family

We are a dedicated group of learners that are constantly seeking to improve the lives of the children we care for. Whether you are a teacher, parent, assistant, or administrator, we give you free access to the most recent special education related research and practices available. Our twice monthly MARIO Memo summarizes and shares studies from peer-reviewed journals, while our learning letters provide insights from MARIO classrooms.

Subscribe

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