1. Student Eligibility : All students are digital learners. 2. Student Access : All students have access to high quality digital content and online courses. 3. Personalized Learning : All students can customize their education using digital content through an approved provider. 4. Advancement : Students progress based on demonstrated competency. 5. Content : Digital content, instructional materials, and online and blended learning courses are high quality. 6. Instruction : Digital instruction and teachers are high quality. 7. Providers : All students have access to multiple high quality providers. 8. Assessment and Accountability : Student learning is the metric for evaluating the quality of content and instruction. 9. Funding : Funding creates incentives for performance, options and innovation. 10. Delivery : Infrastructure supports digital learning.
Public Act 96-0684 (HB 2448, 8/25/09) and modified PA 97-0339 (HB 3223, 8/12/11): Authorizes school districts to create and offer “remote educational programs” tailored to individual student needs and claim GSA for those programs. 105 ILCS 10-29
Prior law: GSA could only be claimed for virtual programs offered in a classroom or other traditional school setting.
Broad district discretion, provided the program and plan meet legislative criteria.
Achievement and Self-Esteem Beliefs – Students require a high degree of self-motivation, and [they] must perceive that their success depends on their own contributions, rather than those of the course or teacher.
Responsibility/Risk Taking – Students have to take the initiative [to] complete tasks, even when all the information may not be given and the correct way to proceed may not be clear.
Technology Skills and Access – Students in on-line courses not only must be skilled at using on-line resources but also should have better-than-average access to them.
Organization and Self-Regulation – Even more than other academic activities, on-line environments seem to require students to have excellent organization and study skills.
Roblyer, M.D. and Marshall, J. (2002). Prediction success of virtual high school students: Preliminary results from an educational success prediction instrument.
COURSE TARGET AUDIENCES Excellent Students, “A”, “B” Average Students, “C” Struggling Students Credit Recovery
Only take this course if you are self-motivated enough to do it. It’s not bad at all if you manage your time wisely and set goals for yourself to finish it on time. I wrote down all of the due dates in my assignment notebook so I could see when they were coming up to remind myself or else I knew that I would probably forget.