For Immediate Release: May 1, 2023
Contact: Lisa Hicks, COO
Mastery Transcript Consortium (MTC) Earns Comprehensive Learner Record Certification
Certification makes it easier for credential earners to share their stories
WINCHESTER, MA, May 1, 2023– Mastery Transcript Consortium, Inc. (MTC) recently earned the 1EdTech™ certification for the Comprehensive Learner Record Standard™ (CLR Standard™) for its software platform that members use to create scalable, flexible learning records—Mastery Transcripts and/or MTC Learning Records. Schools publish Mastery Transcripts or MTC Learning Records for their learners and deliver them securely to college admissions readers and/or employers.
The CLR allows learners of all ages, and stages of life, to share their skills, knowledge, and other achievements in a secure and verifiable way, ensuring quality and trust of the data, while giving individuals ownership and more control over their records.
The CLR Standard is recommended by AACRAO, the American Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admissions Officers, and is a technical specification designed to support traditional academic programs, co-curricular and competency-based education, as well as employer-based learning and development.
The Mastery Transcript and MTC Learning Record (MLR) enable innovative schools and youth-serving organizations to bring competency-based education to life. Learners can document anytime, anywhere learning—capturing the unique skills and abilities they develop both in and out of school—and upload and showcase evidence of their best work. These competency-based records give students greater agency and voice as they pursue a variety of flexible work and learning pathways.
"We’re delighted to have received this certification from 1EdTech, because it underscores our commitment to providing innovative and student-centered approaches to education,” remarked Mike Flanagan, MTC’s CEO. “This is a significant milestone for MTC and our member schools, as it will enable us to better serve the needs of young people and ensure they are prepared for success in college and beyond."
"While digital microcredentials and CLRs have been considered for years in higher education, MTC is taking a leading role in bringing this skills- and achievement-based recognition into K-12," said 1EdTech CEO Rob Abel. "We are thrilled to work with them as we aim to help learners truly tell their stories of life-long learning."
MTC is a national nonprofit membership organization that helps make mastery learning—or competency-based education—available to all learners. Because this approach does not generate traditional metrics, MTC co-creates uniquely flexible and scalable learning records to solve the challenge of credentialing. MTC accelerates equitable access to and widespread implementation of mastery learning models, empowering students to showcase competencies and share evidence of their learning.