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From the ECS State Policy Database: Online Learning--Digital/Blended Learning - This policy database—updated weekly—is made possible by your state's fiscal support of the Education Commission of the States....

Digital Learning Report Card 2014 - States are graded in overall digital quality and in 10 elements: student eligibility, student access, personalized learning, advancement (students progress based on demonstrated competencies), quality content, quality instruction, quality choices, assessment and accountability, funding and delivery (infrastructure supports digital learning). (Digital Learning Now, April 2015)...

Online Course Use in Iowa and Wisconsin Public High Schools: The Results of Two Statewide Surveys - Most online high school students in Iowa and Wisconsin were either recovering credit for classes they had failed, or were taking core courses in English language arts, social studies, math or science. In Iowa, the challenge was a lack of online teacher training; in Wisconsin, it was concerns about course quality. In both states, monitoring students' final grades was the most commonly used way to track student progress. (Margaret Clements, et al., REL-Midwest, January 2015)...

A Framework for Cultivating High-Quality Blended Learning at the State Level - Such state actors as education agencies, boards of education, governor's offices, legislatures and foundations have a role to play in shifting traditional education to blended learning. This framework offers seven "levers" that leaders can use to help get things moving. (Learning Accelerator, August 2014)...

Digital Learning Report Card 2013 - In the annual rating of digital learning quality, Utah and Florida got As. Nevada, Washington, Texas, Louisiana, Minnesota, Georgia, South Carolina, Indiana, West Virginia and Virginia got Bs. States are graded by 10 elements: student eligibility, student access, personalized learning, advancement, quality content, quality instruction, quality choices, assessment and accountability and infrastructure. (Digital Learning Now, March 2014) ...

Keeping Pace with K-12 Online & Blended Learning: An Annual Review of Policy and Practice - This 10th annual Keeping Pace guide offers enrollment number, informative graphics, program planning timelines, thoughts on MOOCs in K-12, a look back 10 years, and a look into the future. Factoids: Access to online and blended learning opportunities continues to be funded by zip code. Only Florida is statewide, but other states are moving in that direction. There is a lot of activity at the single district level and multi-district fully online schools serve an estimated 310,000 students. (John Watson et al.,Evergreen Education Group, November 2013)...

Digital Learning Now!: Digital Learning Report Card 2012 - Digital Learning Now! created the Digital Learning Report Card to evaluate each state’s progress in advancing reforms aligned to the 10 Elements of High Quality Digital Learning. The intent is to provide an annual summary of state laws and policies to better understand what states are doing to create a policy ecosystem that embraces new education models, promotes the use of technology to meet the needs of all children, and breaks down the barriers that constrain student-centric innovation....

Keeping Pace With K-12 Online & Blended Learning: An Annual Review of Policy and Practice - This annual report examines the status of K-12 online education across the country. The report provides an overview of the latest policies, practices, and trends affecting online learning programs across all 50 states, (Evergreen Education Group, November 2012)...

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