What if... no grades?

 A paper prototype of a mastery transcript. The  Mastery Transcript Consortium  is building an alternative to the traditional high school transcript. Their mastery transcript will have no grades.

A paper prototype of a mastery transcript. The Mastery Transcript Consortium is building an alternative to the traditional high school transcript. Their mastery transcript will have no grades.


What if schools replaced grades with an always-on dashboard of competency and mastery? What if eliminating grades created the conditions for students to own their learning by constructing rubrics and curating portfolios to reflect their growth?

*Inspired by "The significant learning benefits of getting rid of grades," by Susan Blum / @SusanDebraBlum, in Inside Higher Ed

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