MTC Insights

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.
February 11, 2020
Students at the Univ of Michigan

Higher Ed Voices: Kedra Ishop, University of Michigan

Recently we sat down with Kedra Ishop, PhD, the vice provost for enrollment management at University of Michigan and a member of MTC’s Higher Ed Advisory Group, to discuss the evolution of education, assessment, and the student transcript in the 21st century. Ishop’s vision for the future is rooted in a deep commitment to progress, particularly for the benefit of young people.
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…
December 9, 2019

MTC Works: “The Journey towards Mastery Learning”

MTC is pleased to introduce the publication, “The Journey towards Mastery Learning: The Steps and Stages to Mastery Credits and the Mastery Transcript,” coauthored by mastery learning experts Chris Sturgis and Katherine Casey, along with MTC’s Senior Director of Member Engagement Susan Bell. This is the second in a series of publications MTC is producing (“MTC Works”) during 2019-2020, following on the earlier theory of action paper, “Getting Our Signals Straight for Students.” The goal of “The Journey towards Mastery Learning” is to provide MTC member schools–and others who are thinking about joining the MTC movement–with a framework for reimagining high school and transitioning to mastery learning … and ultimately the MTC Mastery Transcript. Read on for more.
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 ‘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 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.
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 30, 2019

School-within-a-School: Fail, Grow, Succeed

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.”