Mastery Transcript Consortium

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.
June 28, 2020

MTC Insights: Assessment Series

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.
May 14, 2020

College Admissions Planning Amid COVID-19

For thousands of high schoolers throughout the country, the current uncertainty about the role of grades is exacerbating anxiety and accentuating inequitable learning environments. Many students feel undue pressure, including juniors as they prepare for college applications in 2020-2021 and others as they plan ahead to life after high school.
May 12, 2020
State Government

Four State Policy Priorities for Learning

“MTC, more than any other organization that we’ve come across, exists in the sweet spot of our two areas of policy focus,” said Sean Sloane, senior policy analyst at the Council of State Government (CSG).

May 11, 2020

Podcast: Mastery Transcript Update

Recently our CEO, Stacy Caldwell, participated in Redesigning School's podcast series--and shared good news about how colleges have responded to the Mastery Transcript and how it meets the moment.
May 7, 2020
Assessment

Transforming Assessment, Curriculum, and Beyond

In April Greg Curtis participated in MTC's Online Member Symposium, delivering two sessions on assessment and reimagining the learning environment. The following post addresses the role of assessment and curriculum change in moving toward mastery-based school transformation.
April 22, 2020

MTC Webinars on Higher Ed & More

MTC is offering two public webinars as part of its weeklong MTC Online Member Symposium. Both are free and open to the public, given broad interest in the discussion topics: "Progress and Promise: MTC and Higher Education” (Thursday, April 23 at 11 a.m. EDT) and “Mastery Transcript: Product Roadmap for Fall 2020" (Friday, April 24, 10 a.m. EDT).
April 1, 2020

Academic Excellence: A New Definition

Well before government officials began closing schools to slow COVID-19’s impact on our healthcare systems and communities, there were compelling reasons to rethink what “academic excellence” actually means. At this moment and in our current context, this definition is being wholly redefined.
December 1, 2019
Getting Our Signals Straight

MTC Theory of Action

In partnership with Chris Sturgis and her coauthor Katherine Casey, MTC is developing a series of publications for members and schools considering membership. The first volume is our theory of action paper, “Getting Our Signals Straight for Students.” Read More
November 25, 2019
Kettle Moraine High School

Member School Voices

School leaders from MTC member high school, Kettle Moraine, share their experiences in launching new teaching and learning methods through microschools and in beta testing the Mastery Transcript.
November 15, 2019
Reinventing Crediting

Reinventing Credit

Jonathan E. Martin has recently published the book “Reinventing Crediting for Competency-Based Education” to explore the need for school transformation along with the implementation of promising models, particularly the Mastery Transcript Consortium.
October 23, 2019
Reimagining College Admission Season

Reimagining College Admission Season

“Will I be able to get into college?” This is a common question coming from high school seniors around the country right now.
October 17, 2019
iNACOL

Join MTC at iNACOL

Come learn with MTC at #iNACOL19 sessions! Get a preview of the Mastery Transcript and learn about how it supports and accelerates schools’ adoption of mastery- and competency-based learning.
October 8, 2019

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...
October 1, 2019
MTC Symposium

Turning Theory into Practice

During the coming weeks, more than 60 students from a handful of schools across the country will be working with their teachers and counselors to start preparing their Mastery Transcripts for college applications.
September 30, 2019

Student Voices: Megan ‘19

In this first profile from MTC’s Student Voices series, Megan ’19 shares her first interactions with the Mastery Transcript and excitement for how it will showcase the strengths she brings to a college program in music industry management.
September 23, 2019

Higher Ed Update: NACAC, Pilots Launching & More

The MTC Mastery Transcript (MTC) will host the session, “Moving Beyond GPA: Using the Mastery Transcript to Drive Equity,” at the NACAC National Conference 2019 in the Kentucky International Conference Center.
September 10, 2019

MTC Offers Journey towards Mastery Learning Courses to Members

Five, distinct courses will run from October through April and are designed to meet schools where they are. MTC is pleased to offer to member schools, in partnership with Global...
July 18, 2019

MTC and Challenge Success Partner

The Mastery Transcript Consortium™ (MTC) and Challenge Success have partnered in a three-year pilot program to offer an important survey research tool to MTC’s growing network of member schools.
July 10, 2019
U of Florida

Higher Ed in Focus

Recently we sat down with Zina Evans, vice president for enrollment management and associate provost at University of Florida and a member of MTC’s growing Higher Ed Working Group (HEWG), to discuss her thoughts on MTC and the movement to change education.
July 8, 2019

MTC Five (Summer Edition): Top Reads for Your Journeys

June 23, 2019

Reinventing High School: Measuring What Matters Most

May 20, 2019

Letter to the Editor: Feedback for MTC

During the coming weeks, more than 60 students from a handful of schools across the country will be working with their teachers and counselors to start preparing their Mastery Transcripts for college applications.