Mastery Learning

August 31, 2021

Learning from Student Work: Implications for Mastery Learning at Phillips Academy

The Workshop at Andover is a term-long, immersive learning experience for spring term seniors. It represents a significant departure from their previous schooling: they drop all of their classes and instead work with a cohort of students on a series of interdisciplinary projects.
August 12, 2021

Summer 2021: Member Highlights

What do Jordan, Missouri and Washington have in common? No, they are not home teams for “His Airness”, a former Washington Wizard. These disparate locales are where our pioneering member schools, the first three spotlighted in this “Member Highlights” series, are located.
August 12, 2021

Progressing to Mastery: Listening, Learning and Reflecting

As a deeply experienced and expert writer–one who is "unconsciously competent"–Coates finds value in slowing down and reflecting on things he might otherwise take for granted. His observation is also an endorsement of reflection and meta-cognition, two principles at the core of PBL and mastery learning.
June 10, 2021

Mastery Learning in Practice: Insights from Pandemic-Era Pioneers

Here's a peek into the minds of member school learners from our 5/19 talkback who had used the Mastery Transcript to further their educational journeys via internship and college admissions.
June 9, 2021

Progressing to Mastery: A Different Kind of Flex

I’ve been thinking about programming and community a lot as I finished my first month as CEO of MTC. For me, that journey involves talking to as many member schools as I can, and while I’m just getting started, it’s clear to me that we can evolve our programming over the coming year to make sure all members get what they need.
June 9, 2021

Feedback for Learning: An Assessment System Beyond Grades

If assessment should be treated as feedback rather than measurement, the shift from measurement to qualitative feedback must be accompanied by ways to provide feedback in a growth-oriented manner, and communicate the level to which a evidence demonstrates the desired learning goals have been articulated.
May 13, 2021

Admissions, Acceptance & Anticipation: Reflecting on Higher Ed Engagement

With the sun setting on our second full college admission cycle–some seismic pandemic shifts tossed in for good measure–the Mastery Transcript has gained even more traction.
April 16, 2021

School, Racism, and Hope

School, Racism, and Hope — Chief Education Officer Patricia Russell reflects on three common themes emerging from MTC member schools in 2021.
March 22, 2021

What is Assessment in the New Normal?

In this entry, Greg Curtis discusses practical ways of taking deep, summative assessment from theory to reality.
February 16, 2021

How Utah Teachers Benefit from an Ecosystem of Personalized Competency-Based Learning as Much as Students

A look at the Utah State Board of Education Personalized Competency-Based Learning Initiative
December 28, 2020

Mastery Transcript Consortium Welcomes Tamika Guishard as Director of Communications and Development

Tamika Guishard, MTC's new Director of Communications and Development, brings her rich experience in media and education to amplify the work of the MTC community.
December 14, 2020

2020 in review

As the academic year gets into full swing, there are several key initiatives that MTC is advancing with its network of nearly 300 member schools. In particular, this is the...
November 19, 2020

Communicating the Value of Place and Project-Based Learning:
A Look at Verdi EcoSchool

Conversation with Ayana, Co-Founder and Executive Director of Verdi EcoSchool — the first K-8 urban place and project-based urban farm school in the southeastern United States.
November 3, 2020

College Admissions: Moving From Transactional to Transformational

Conversation with Edgar Montes, Director of Higher-Education Engagement: “College admissions is too often a very complex and overly transactional process. We sometimes don’t talk about the transformational process that needs to happen during the application and admissions process...”
October 6, 2020

How Do We Change How the World Evaluates High School Students?

The Mastery Transcript is now real and tested—and there are exciting plans ahead for next-generation tools. Join us to learn more during our public webinar on October 9.
October 1, 2020

Student Voices: Learn from Mastery Learners

On September 24, 2020 student panelists at MTC member schools shared their experiences with mastery learning and how it has prepared them for college, career, and life.
September 29, 2020

Higher Ed Voices: College Admissions in Context

MTC Webinar on October 2, featuring Angel Pérez, CEO of NACAC, is open to the public.
September 18, 2020

Future of College Admissions: Perspectives of Mastery Learners

Student panelists to share their experiences with mastery learning and how it has prepared them for college, career, and life.
September 2, 2020

Mastery Transcript Consortium® (MTC) Announces Full Availability of Mastery Transcript® Version 1.0

Mastery Transcript Consortium®, the network of member high schools who are together introducing a new digital high school transcript based on mastery learning, today announced the launch of the full Mastery Transcript® version 1.0.
August 24, 2020

Assessment Design

Greg Curtis participated in MTC's spring Online Member Symposium, delivering two sessions on assessment, designing qualitative learning goals, and reframing the learning environment. The following is the second in his related "MTC Insights: Assessment” series.
August 19, 2020

MTC Voices: Student Profile

Rising senior at Winooski High School, Evelyn Monje, shares her experience with mastery learning, her excitement about using the Mastery Transcript this year as she applies to college, and a range of work she does in and out of school.
July 10, 2020

Letter to Members and Friends — from the CEO

As the academic year gets into full swing, there are several key initiatives that MTC is advancing with its network of nearly 300 member schools. In particular, this is the...
July 1, 2020

A Transcript for School Change

Amid a backdrop of historical events, there was a particularly significant milestone for MTC and its theory of change. The first students applied to college using the Mastery Transcript.
June 30, 2020

Letter to the Editor: Wall Street Journal

Across high schools and colleges, there is near universal agreement that the current college admissions process, though well-intentioned, has only become more inequitable and even harmful for today’s high school applicants.