MTC is currently working with member schools and other stakeholders to codesign a new, digital transcript that reflects the unique skills, strengths, and interests of each learner.
This prototype of the transcript landing page allows students to highlight select projects and work samples.
While the transcript is still forming, the MTC has agreed on three core principles that the new transcript will reflect:
Consistent Transcript Format
Transcript has to be readable by college admission officers (once trained) in less than two minutes. Therefore, the transcript format has to be reasonably consistent across MTC schools.
Schools define their own Mastery Credits
The performance areas, credit standards (rubrics, etc.) and credits are specific only to the individual crediting school, and will never be standardized across schools.
Students will be credited for mastery of content and skills
Letter grading (or numerical equivalent) will not be used.
Imagine a Transcript
The MTC model is substantively different from the traditional model of assessment that is typically organized around content oriented courses, Carnegie units for credit and A to F letter grades.
|Current Transcript||Mastery Transcript|
|Flat, two-dimensional, one page||Digital, interactive|
|Credit for time||Credit for Mastery|
|Single-subject||Cross-disciplinary credits possible|
|Grades (little or no definition)||School-defined credits with consistent metrics/rubrics|
|Typically limited to academic subjects||Credits can be broader; most schools