Re-inventing how students prepare for college, career, and life.
The Mastery Transcript Consortium™ is made up of a growing network of public and private high schools who are codesigning the Mastery Transcript, a high school transcript that supports mastery learning and reflects the unique skills, strengths, and interests of each learner. In the coming years, the MTC hopes to change the way students prepare for college, career, and life.
The Mastery Transcript
The Mastery Transcript Consortium™ (MTC) model is substantively different from the traditional model of crediting and transcript design that is typically organized around content oriented courses, Carnegie units for credit, and grades. The Mastery Transcript model is organized around performance areas (rather than academic departments), mastery standards and micro-credits (rather than grades). Each micro-credit applied to a transcript signifies complete mastery of a specific skill, knowledge block or habit of mind as defined by the crediting high school.
The MTC schools are supported by a technology platform that allows the complete record of a student’s credits and submitted evidence to be submitted to college admission offices and professional organizations for evaluation.
This electronic Mastery Transcript allows college admission officers to dive deep within a transcript to see the specific credits of the sending high school and actual evidence of student work and mastery, thus giving depth and transparency to the student’s work record.
The MTC network will draw upon the collective strength of our member schools, our Advisory Council and Board, our Higher Ed Working Group, and other partners to change the college and career preparation model for all high schools.
For All Students: Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion
All students deserve an opportunity to find themselves, their voice, and their standing in this world, including the many roses that have been trapped by the concrete of the current system. MTC is at the vanguard of making this happen.
—Kaleb Rashad, director of High Tech High and an MTC Advisory Council Member
Equity, diversity, and inclusion are at the heart of the MTC idea, transcript tool, and network. Our work:
- Increases access to a digital transcript that better reflects the whole student.
- Supports schools in delivering meaningful learning experiences for today’s world.
- Enables students to develop relevant skills at their own pace.
- Provides colleges, universities, and employers with a better understanding of a broader range of students and their high schools.
- Expands postsecondary opportunities for all students.
Simply put…the MTC aims to reinvent how all students prepare for college, career, and life.