Mastery learning

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

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 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.
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
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.
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.”
April 10, 2018
Design Principles

MTC Member Voices: Four Design Principles for Mastery Learning

December 19, 2017

MTC Announces Professional Learning Opportunities

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.”
December 6, 2017

Khan Lab School: Putting Mastery-Based Education into Practice

It’s worth pausing to consider why some find the following statement controversial: assessment should advance learning. Not measure, record, punctuate, summarize, or complete. Advance.
November 30, 2017

The Shift to Competency-Based Education

It’s worth pausing to consider why some find the following statement controversial: assessment should advance learning. Not measure, record, punctuate, summarize, or complete. Advance.
February 28, 2017

The MTC is Born

Welcome to the Mastery Transcript Consortium’s new website. We’ve been working on it for months, and we’re eager to share it with you. We hope this new site helps schools…
February 28, 2017

Welcome to the Website

Welcome to the Mastery Transcript Consortium’s new website. We’ve been working on it for months, and we’re eager to share it with you. We hope this new site helps schools…