The study aimed to investigate the effects of the Mastery Learning Model (MLM) on students
academic achievement in the subject of mathematics at secondary school level in the urban and
rural areas of Mardan district, province Khyber Pakhtoonkhwa, Pakistan. It was a quasi-experimental study. The
experimental design of the study was pre-test post-test non-equivalent group design. Two public schools from
district Mardan were selected purposively. The students of grade 9th from
these schools participated in this study. The number of participants was
214. Experimental groups were taught through MLM and control groups
were exposed to the Conventional Method of Teaching (CMT). The
instruments used for data collection were academic achievement tests. The
data were analyzed through an independent sample t-test. The result
declared that the performance of the students experimental groups was
better than those of the control groups. It was concluded that MLM
enhanced academic achievement of students in urban and rural areas of
PhD Scholar, Institute of Education and Research, University of Peshawar, KP, Pakistan.
Professor, Institute of Education and Research, University of Peshawar, KP, Pakistan.