What are MasteryView Assessments?

MasteryConnect MasteryView 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 MasteryConnect assessments.

Note: To purchase MasteryView assessments, please contact your institution’s customer service manager.

MasteryView Assessments

MasteryView Assessments

MasteryView 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 MasteryConnect 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.

MasteryView 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. MasteryView 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 MasteryView Assessments

Administer MasteryView Assessments

If your district has purchased and enabled MasteryView 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. You can add MasteryView assessments to your trackers and curriculum maps.

Use MasteryView Assessments

Use MasteryView Assessments

After adding your MasteryView assessment to a tracker or curriculum map, you can administer the assessment and assess student submissions using Performance Grader or GradeCam.  

MasteryView 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 MasteryView assessments.
  • All raw score entries in a MasteryView assessment will automatically place the student in the Remediation category for that assessment.