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.
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.
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.
“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).
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…
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.”
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.
The school-within-a-school model has given an MTC member school “space where we could test different educational strategies and approaches at scale, like the Mastery Transcript and competency-based learning.”
In an effort to accelerate the conversation about competency-based education and all its implications, we’re sharing this piece in the hope that educators will read, discuss and consider it carefully….