Distance Learning

Vermont Virtual Learning Cooperative Adopts Assessment Management System

Vermont Virtual Learning Cooperative (VTVLC), which works with public schools in Vermont to provide distance learning, has adopted Instructure's MasteryConnect to aid with student assessment.

MasteryConnect is part of the Instructure Learning Platform, which includes the widely adopted LMS Canvas.

According to Instructure: "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 real-time actionable data on their 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."

MasteryConnect integrates with Canvas. VTVLC uses Canvas and Canvas Studio, a video education platform, for students and teachers.

“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 and, principal and founder of VTVLC, in a prepared statement. “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.”

According to the most current information available, VTVLC partners with 46 schools in Vermont for distance learning, 24 of which provide educators who teach courses through VTVLC. The organization provides core academic courses, AP and honors courses, summer recovery, electives, languages and various other courses.

Further information about MasteryConnect can be found on Instructure's site.

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