What will PSE admissions look like if traditional high school transcripts disappear?

May 11, 2017

“What if traditional high school transcripts—lists of courses taken, grades earned and so forth—didn't exist?” This is the question being put forward by an educational reform movement in the United States, which Inside Higher Ed reports is looking to redefine how high schools chart the success of students and how PSE institutions process admissions. Leaders from more than 100 private schools across the US say that they are ready to embrace a “mastery transcript,” which evaluates students based on their level of proficiency in specific skills, rather than a grade on a certain academic subject. The transcript would also be paired with a work portfolio, which would allow an admissions officer to see evidence of students succeeding in particular competencies. Inside Higher Ed