Vermont Virtual Learning Cooperative to Use Instructure’s MasteryConnect Statewide to Strengthen Assessment Approach
Instructure’s Assessment Management System Provides Teachers with Actionable Data towards State’s Proficiency-based Graduation Requirements
SALT LAKE CITY — Sep 8 2021 — Instructure today announced that the Vermont Virtual Learning Cooperative (VTVLC) has selected MasteryConnect to bolster its approach toward student assessment. VTVLC works with Vermont public schools to offer online courses for its learners statewide, which has become increasingly important due to the COVID-19 crisis. Instructure’s assessment management system will provide educators with in-the-moment insights into each learner’s progress against academic and other standards, such as social-emotional and transferable skills.
“Vermont is at the forefront of the movement toward providing an equitable, child-centered education for every student in its districts,” said Melissa Loble, Chief Customer Success Officer at Instructure. “VTVLC makes that vision possible for thousands of students statewide, providing flexible and personalized paths for progressing through grade levels and to graduation. MasteryConnect will help students to demonstrate the mastery required for Vermont’s pioneering proficiency-based graduation model.”
All VTVLC courses are taught by Vermont licensed educators who are employed in Vermont’s 300+ public schools. As part of a broader effort to make education more student-centered, Vermont has adopted proficiency-based graduation requirements with an emphasis on customization, flexibility, and project-based work.
“Districts need a data-driven approach to really bring to life what students are able to accomplish in a true online learning environment that is based on national standards,” said Jeff Renard, Director/Principal and Founder of VTVLC. “That’s a much different experience than the emergency remote learning we saw at the beginning of the pandemic. We want to show beyond a shadow of a doubt that what we’re doing achieves student proficiency, and we are confident MasteryConnect will help us to accomplish that.”
MasteryConnect is a K-12 assessment management system that helps educators use formative assessment data to adjust instruction and provide timely interventions that better support student mastery of standards. Assessment is a key pillar of the Instructure Learning Platform, which also includes learning management software like Canvas. Integration with Canvas was important to VTVLC, as its teachers and students use Canvas along with Canvas Studio to provide a robust virtual learning experience.
With MasteryConnect, teachers can see students’ mastery of standards in an intuitive visual way, without using spreadsheets or additional tools. The solution allows educators to document student growth over time and receive real-time actionable data on students’ understanding of what’s been taught and assessed—at the class, school, or district level. MasteryConnect offers a visual representation at a glance to tell the whole learning story, which can be essential to inform and engage all of the stakeholders who contribute to improving student outcomes.
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