Cases of Quality: Case Studies of the Approval and Evaluation of K-12 Online and Blended Providers
State-level departments of education vary in their mechanisms for monitoring online courses and programs. This study reviewed various state models for initial and ongoing evaluation of online courses. Five constructs were identified through this review, and examples from Georgia, Maryland, California, Washington, and Colorado were detailed. The report concludes with potential models and key guidelines for states to consider when developing policy to ensure quality online education for K-12 students.
Barbour, M. K., Clark, T., Siko, J. P., DeBruler, K., Bruno, J. A., & Wilson, E. V. (2019). Cases of quality: Case studies of the approval and evaluation of K-12 online and blended providers. Online Journal of Distance Learning Administration, 22(1).
Originally published in The Online Journal of Distance Learning Administration, 22(1). The original material can be found here