Our Member Schools are Transforming the High School Experience
PURPOSE: Mastery Transcript Consortium® (MTC) is a national nonprofit membership organization that helps make mastery learning—or competency-based education—available to all learners. Because this approach does not generate traditional metrics, we co-create uniquely flexible and scalable learning records to solve the challenge of credentialing. MTC accelerates equitable access to and widespread implementation of mastery learning models, empowering students to showcase competencies and share evidence of their learning.
Who Joins MTC
Our schools are reimagining what students learn in high school, and how they best learn it. They embrace real-world, collaborative, project-based learning, and prioritize 21st Century skills, SEL, and meta-cognitive skills. Member school leaders appreciate that traditional ways of reporting on student progress are poorly aligned to learning models of the future. Mastery Learning empowers learners in–and out of–the classroom to tell their own stories in charting successful, flexible postsecondary pathways.
The best path to mastery learning stems from deep collaboration across towns, cities, and states. District partnerships led by central offices committed to mastery learning can drive powerful system change. With high schools as our flagship partners, MTC district partnerships also align stakeholders in middle school, Higher Ed, and community.
A growing number of state education systems have endorsed personalized, competency-based education frameworks geared to prepare all high school graduates for a future of work and learning. State leaders and policymakers are leveraging these frameworks and other resources to support the growth of innovative K–12 models. MTC is increasingly supporting cohorts of like-minded schools in these states which are partnering with state education agencies to drive systems change.
Many afterschool and out-of-school time (OST) organizations provide powerful mastery learning experiences. Our new MTC Learning Record (MLR) offers them an easy way to capture evidence of this learning, and allows young people to bridge in-school and out-of-school growth experiences. The MLR is a tool learners can use to demonstrate both college and career readiness. Recognizing the value of both in-school and out-of-school learning, MTC is piloting membership for OST organizations in AY 22-23.
What We Do
What MTC is doing with the Mastery Transcript is a key part of the evolution of education in the 21st century. There are a lot of conversations out there about how we educate students, but this is a key one related to how we design and assess education and how we measure what students have learned and how they’ve absorbed and are able to translate their experiences.
Kedra Ishop, Vice President for Enrollment Management, University of Southern California (USC)
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