Cases of Quality: Case Studies of the Approval and Evaluation of K-12 Online and Blended Providers

ID: 52101 Type: Full Paper
  1. Michael Barbour, Touro University California, United States
  2. Tom Clark, TA Consulting, United States

Tuesday, March 27 4:15-4:45 PM Location: Edison A View on map

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Abstract: Michigan Public Act 60 (2013) tasked Michigan Virtual University, through its Michigan Virtual Learning Research Institute, to “research, develop, and recommend annually to the department criteria by which cyber schools and online course providers should be monitored and evaluated to ensure a quality education for their pupils” This study provides an overview of existing models of cyber and online evaluation, which serve to inform the forthcoming recommendations In this study, the authors identify five constructs for course and provider evaluation and approval using examples from Georgia, Maryland, California, Washington, Minnesota, and Colorado The report concludes with potential models and key guidelines states might consider in order to ensure a quality online education is available for all of their pupils

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