Online and Blended Programs’ Evaluations
Many online schools and blended programs hire external evaluators to help them understand what they are doing well and where they might improve. We have conducted evaluations of the Illinois Virtual High School, Idaho Digital Learning Academy, (IDLA) and Missouri Virtual Instruction Program (the last two in conjunction with Tom Clark and TA Consulting) and for Crown Point Community School Corporation’s blended learning program. Evaluations typically include a combination of surveys of students, teachers, and parents; interviews and surveys of school administrators; and review of test scores and other measures of student success. We played a limited role with strategic planning for Florida Virtual School, helping to write the strategic plan.