Grading for Equity

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Joe Feldman, an author and the founder of Crescendo Education Group, gave the keynote at MTC’s member school meeting in Fort Worth, Texas. He shared with member school participants—some new to MTC’s work, others who have been part of this work for some time—his work on equitable grading practices.

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A Public School System’s Journey to Mastery

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“We wanted our students to be proud of themselves, proud of their learning, and feel accomplished and equipped with the most important skills to be successful in college, career, and life,” said Bell. Read on for the story of how one district turned their students into active, engaged learners–and some strategies and tools that could help other schools, too.

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Member Voices: Gibson Ek

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We sat down recently with Julia Bamba, principal of Gibson Ek, a public high school in Washington State that is also an MTC member school and part of the MTC Prototype Working Group (PWG). Now in its third year, Julia shared with us the progress that Gibson Ek has made as a Big Picture “real world learning” school, and how Gibson Ek is benefiting from participating in MTC’s PWG.

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Students in Focus

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“The difference with mastery learning is that you can apply learning and feedback to real life. We research, test, fail, then innovate and improvise. Other systems of learning don’t account for that,“ said Jacob Warman ‘20, during the student panel at MTC’s October Site Director meeting in New York City. “There is more to our learning than just getting a grade.”

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