Day: August 15, 2017

Much Ado About Mastery-Based Transcripts: What Schools Need to Know and What They Can Do

As more and more schools across the United States make the transition to proficiency-, competency-, or mastery-based systems of instruction, assessment, grading, and academic reporting, one question often comes to dominate conversations in community after community: How will mastery-based grades and transcripts impact students when they apply to college? In fact, this question can become so emotionally urgent for some students and families that it can render all other issues—including all the many advantages and benefits of mastery-based learning—effectively invisible.

Q&A: Nancy Davis Griffin, VP of Enrollment Management & Student Affairs for the University of Southern Maine

Nancy has worked in higher education for over 35 years. She’s worked directly in admissions as a Dean and a Director, and now she oversees admissions, financial aid, and a variety of other student services. She connects with admissions and prospective students on a daily basis.How are applicants with non-traditional transcripts viewed by your institution …

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