COLUMBIA, S.C. (February 26, 2019)—Hammond, an independent school offering students pre-kindergarten through grade 12 a thoughtfully developed academic experience, announces that it has joined the Mastery Transcript Consortium (MTC). The consortium, comprised of member schools and other stakeholders, is working to codesign a new digital transcript that reflects the unique skills, strengths and interests of individual students.
The MTC model is substantively different from the traditional model of crediting and transcript design, which is typically organized around content-oriented courses, Carnegie units for credit and grades. The Mastery Transcript model is organized around performance areas (rather than academic departments), mastery standards and micro-credits (rather than grades). Each micro-credit applied to a transcript signifies complete mastery of a specific skill, knowledge block or habit of mind as defined by the crediting high school.
MTC schools are supported by a technology platform that allows the complete record of a student’s credits and submitted evidence to be submitted to college admission offices and professional organizations for evaluation. This electronic Mastery Transcript allows college admission officers to dive deep within a transcript to see the specific credits of the sending high school and actual evidence of student work and mastery, thus giving depth and transparency to the student’s work record. With a Mastery Transcript, public and private high schools alike will be better equipped to prepare students for college, their careers and life.
“We were honored to be asked to join the list of Mastery Transcript schools,” said Chris Angel, headmaster of Hammond School. “Hammond’s goal has always been to well prepare students, in whatever area their talents lie, and stay on the forefront of best new practices for education, and the Mastery Transcript better reflects a student’s knowledge of a particular subject and gives college admissions offices a broader picture of a student’s body of work and strengths.”
To learn more about Hammond, visit HammondSchool.org, or find @HammondSchool on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. Hammond is located at 854 Galway Lane in Columbia.
About Hammond School
Hammond School embraces a future-focused philosophy. The school is committed to instilling in students academic excellence, harnessing the power of curiosity, and helping develop empathetic and global leaders through a well-rounded curriculum.
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