Science of Learning

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.
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
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.
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.
May 12, 2020
Saving Nature By Planting Trees

Mastery Learning at Home and Everywhere

MTC offers 10 insights, drawing upon lessons from our member schools and best practices from the field of mastery learning, to help parents endure the task of schooling at home as they can--and to see learning and their own learners/children in the best light.
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
Banner: Member School Symposium April 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 27, 2019

Insight & Connection: Strategies in Vermont and Wisconsin

We continue our series of case studies with the stories of two more MTC member schools: Champlain Valley Union High School in Vermont and Pathways High School in Wisconsin. Both are public high schools who are engaging their students in learning experiences deeply rooted in research on learning. What is a common road block for school change?
December 27, 2019
View of Northern Cass School District

Insight & Connection: Mastery Learning Case Studies

MTC’s expertly illustrated series of case studies, prepared by Chris Sturgis, are key resources for member schools. We launch with two member schools, Northern Cass School District 97 in North Dakota and Tilton School in New Hampshire, whose journeys follow similar paths, but…
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.
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 ‘20

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 8, 2019

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

June 23, 2019

Reinventing High School: Measuring What Matters Most

May 17, 2019

The Mastery Transcript: Game Changer

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.
May 15, 2019

Mastery Transcript Takes Center Stage at Northeastern

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.
May 10, 2019

Member Voices: The Ground Game

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.
April 4, 2019

The MTC Network: Meet Valerie Greenhill

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.