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K12 Virtual School GuiDe for Parents

A Parent's Guide to Choosing the Right Online Program

K-12 online learning is growing at 30% annually. Thirty-four states have state-led virtual school programs, eighteen states offer full-time online learning programs, while 70% of school districts offer at least one online course to students.

National Standards for Quality Online Programs.
This publication is designed to provide states, districts, online programs, accreditation agencies and other organizations with a set of over-arching quality guidelines for online programs in several categories: leadership, instruction, content, support services and evaluation.

National Standards for Quality Online Teaching
A publication designed to provide states, districts, online programs, and other organizations with a set of quality guidelines for online teaching in February 2008.

National Standards of Quality for Online Courses
The standards selected are based on the results of a research review and survey of online course quality criteria. These quality standards were evaluated and assembled into an easy to use document for evaluating online courses with common benchmarks.

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