Vermont Virtual Learning Cooperative Adopts Assessment Management System
Learning Cooperative (VTVLC), which works with public schools in
Vermont to provide distance learning, has adopted Instructure's
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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