Rising senior at Winooski High School, Evelyn Monje, shares her experience with mastery learning, her excitement about using the Mastery Transcript this year as she applies to college, and a range of work she does in and out of school.
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 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.
“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).
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.
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.
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?
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…
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.
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.