Reinventing the High School Transcript

21st century high schools teach different subjects in different ways integrating entirely different standards, guidelines, and technology. So why do they still use a 19th century grading system? Amy and Mike invited educator and author Jonathan E. Martin to learn about models of reinventing the high school transcript.

What are five things you will learn in this episode?

  1. Why and how is the current HS transcript broken?
  2. Why is now the time to reinvent the HS transcript, when it has been unchanged in over a century?
  3. What would be the features of a new transcript model?
  4. Are there working examples of such an alternative transcript?
  5. Who in the public or private sphere should drive implementation of this model?

MEET OUR GUEST

Jonathan E. Martin is the author of the recently published book, Reinventing Crediting for Competency-Based Education: The Mastery Transcript Consortium Model and Beyond (Routledge Press). A former high school teacher and long-time principal, he is an expert in Deeper Learning and innovative forms of assessing student learning. A consultant to schools since 2012, he currently is the Director of Professional Learning and the ACT Certified Educator (ACE) program for the testing organization ACT. Jonathan consulted extensively to the Mastery Transcript Consortium during its first two years of development, 2016-17, but has no current affiliation with the MTC. He holds a BA from Harvard University and an MA from the University of San Francisco.

Find Jonathan at @jonathanemartin.

LINKS

Reinventing Crediting for Competency-Based Education: The Mastery Transcript Consortium Model and Beyond
21k12 Blog
Mastery Transcript Consortium

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