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The Mastery Transcript Consortium™(MTC), a network of member schools who have created a new, mastery-based high school transcript, is excited to spread word that 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. The session will take place during the “G Educational Session Block,” from noon to 1:15 p.m., on Saturday, September 28, in room L016. MTC looks forward to connecting with admissions officers and others in attendance. If you are unable to attend the session, additional opportunities to meet with the team during NACAC include:
MTC Mastery Transcript: A Meaningful Tool
The MTC Mastery Transcript brings new meaning to the high school experience, offering a dramatic shift from the traditional transcript’s flat accounting of grades without context to an interactive, digital transcript that values the higher order skills necessary for success in college and career. Students are able to more fully represent their range of interests, skills, and strengths, and admissions officers in turn gain a better sense of the students they seek to cultivate in their own communities. During 2019–2020, MTC is launching the first version of the Mastery Transcript. A group of students from several member schools will use the Mastery Transcript to apply to college, while participants from other member schools are involved in different levels of testing. Feedback from user testing will be invaluable as MTC continues to iterate upon the transcript design.
“This is a significant milestone as we launch the first version of the Mastery Transcript and, thanks to the work of our member schools, start turning theory into practice,” said Stacy Caldwell, CEO of MTC. “The Mastery Transcript will convey to admissions officers a deeper, more authentic story about a student: who they are, what they have learned, what they can do, and who they want to be. We look forward to sharing our learning and progress with the educational community during 2019-2020.”
Benefits of the Mastery Transcript include:
Engaging Higher Education
MTC’s efforts in higher education are led by Edgar Montes, director of higher education engagement, along with a Higher-Ed Advisory Group (HEAG), comprised of a strong group of undergraduate admissions leaders from a range of colleges and universities. MTC is also engaging other representatives from colleges, universities, and related institutions in user testing and in the broader conversation about how to bring sustainable policy and practice changes in higher education admissions. As the Mastery Transcript enriches the student experience and adoption increases, MTC will show how institutes of higher education have used the new transcript successfully.
If you are a member of a higher-ed admissions team and would like to learn more or get involved, please get in touch! MTC is available to schedule an in-person meeting or a transcript demo by Zoom. These sessions offer a great way to get a more in-depth preview of the Mastery Transcript and provide our design team with feedback toward future enhancements. For more information, please download the MTC Overview to Higher Ed.
The Mastery Transcript Consortium™(MTC) is made up of a growing network of public and independent member high schools who have created the Mastery Transcript, a high school transcript that supports mastery learning and reflects the unique skills, strengths, and interests of each learner. In the coming years, the MTC hopes to change the way students prepare for college, career, and life. Please visit us at www.mastery.org.