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Martin Mueller, OSPI [email_address] 360-725-6175 Purpose, Requirements, Timeline
<ul><li>FINDINGS: </li></ul><ul><li>“ Online learning provides tremendous opportunities for students...” </li></ul><ul><li...
<ul><li>INTENT: </li></ul><ul><li>Take the first step  in improving oversight and quality assurance of online learning pro...
<ul><li>THE FIRST STEP: </li></ul><ul><li>Provide objective information to students, parents, and educators regarding avai...
<ul><li>MORE FIRST STEPS: </li></ul><ul><li>Enhance statewide equity of student access to high quality online learning opp...
<ul><li>DEFINITIONS: </li></ul><ul><li>Multidistrict online provider </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Private entities contracting wi...
<ul><li>OSPI shall develop an approval, monitoring, and appeal process for multi-district online providers.  The Criteria ...
<ul><li>OSPI shall make first round of approval decisions by April, 1, 2010; thereafter, decisions must be made by Novembe...
<ul><li>OSPI shall create an Office of Online Learning </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Hire staffed of the DLC, to the extent legal ...
<ul><li>Tasks of the Office of Online Learning, continued </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Develop model agreements with approved mul...
<ul><li>OSPI Shall Develop model policies and procedures for districts; </li></ul><ul><li>By Dec 1, 2009, OSPI must modify...
<ul><li>By August 31, 2010, districts must adopt policies and procedures regarding student access to online courses and on...
<ul><li>Beginning with the 2011-12 school year , school districts may claim BEA for students enrolled in online courses or...
<ul><li>Nothing in bill diminishes rights of students to attend nonresident districts under choice law. </li></ul>OSPI, 8/...
<ul><li>This section modifies the current online learning law in 2 ways: </li></ul><ul><li>Makes existing law consistent w...
<ul><li>OSPI shall conduct a review of online courses and programs offered to students during the 08-09 school year to cre...
<ul><li>OSPI shall assess funding levels for online courses relative to basic education general allocation. </li></ul><ul>...
<ul><li>Loss of state funding for 2009-11 biennium. </li></ul><ul><li>Resulting modification of mission and services. </li...
<ul><li>Must adopt policy on online learning by September 1, 2010.  Model policy will be available spring, 2010.  Policies...
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5410 For O L A C

  1. 1. Martin Mueller, OSPI [email_address] 360-725-6175 Purpose, Requirements, Timeline
  2. 2. <ul><li>FINDINGS: </li></ul><ul><li>“ Online learning provides tremendous opportunities for students...” </li></ul><ul><li>“ The Legislature supports and encourages online learning opportunities.” </li></ul><ul><li>“ However…there is also a need to assure quality in online learning, both for the programs and the administration of those programs.” </li></ul><ul><li>“ The Legislature is the steward of public funds that support students enrolled in online learning and must ensure an appropriate accountability system…” </li></ul>OSPI, 8/18/09
  3. 3. <ul><li>INTENT: </li></ul><ul><li>Take the first step in improving oversight and quality assurance of online learning programs. </li></ul><ul><li>Examine possible additional steps that may need to be taken to improve financial accountability. </li></ul>OSPI, 8/18/09
  4. 4. <ul><li>THE FIRST STEP: </li></ul><ul><li>Provide objective information to students, parents, and educators regarding available online learning opportunities, including: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Program and course content; </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>How to register for programs and courses; </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Teacher qualifications; </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Student-to-teacher ratios; </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Prior course completion rates; </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>And other valuable information. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Create an approval process for multidistrict online providers; </li></ul>OSPI, 8/18/09
  5. 5. <ul><li>MORE FIRST STEPS: </li></ul><ul><li>Enhance statewide equity of student access to high quality online learning opportunities; and </li></ul><ul><li>Require school district boards of directors to develop policies and procedures for student access to online learning opportunities. </li></ul>OSPI, 8/18/09
  6. 6. <ul><li>DEFINITIONS: </li></ul><ul><li>Multidistrict online provider </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Private entities contracting with districts; </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Districts serving students living outside the district </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Exceptions to multidistrict online provider definition: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Districts serving fewer than 10% of non-resident students; </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Jointly developed regional online programs run by districts or ESDs where districts agree to share students. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Online course </li></ul><ul><li>Online school program </li></ul><ul><li>Bill includes online programs delivered under ALE law/rules. </li></ul>OSPI, 8/18/09
  7. 7. <ul><li>OSPI shall develop an approval, monitoring, and appeal process for multi-district online providers. The Criteria and processes shall be adopted by rule by December, 1, 2009. </li></ul><ul><li>Initial approval will be for 4 years. </li></ul><ul><li>Grandfathering: Multidistrict online providers either already approved by the DLC or accredited by NAAS are exempt from approval process for 1 year. </li></ul>OSPI, 8/18/09
  8. 8. <ul><li>OSPI shall make first round of approval decisions by April, 1, 2010; thereafter, decisions must be made by November 1 of each year. </li></ul><ul><li>OSPI shall establish Online Learning Advisory Committee, which will advise the SPI regarding approval criteria, components of the website, model district policies, model agreements, etc. </li></ul><ul><li>Committee has broad representation across the public education spectrum. It does NOT include legislators. </li></ul>OSPI, 8/18/09
  9. 9. <ul><li>OSPI shall create an Office of Online Learning </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Hire staffed of the DLC, to the extent legal and funded. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>$700,000 annual appropriation </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Tasks of the Office of Online Learning </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Develop and maintain a website that provides objective information regarding online learning opportunities offered by approved (or grandfathered) multidistrict online providers; </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Website to include extensive information, including how to register for online programs and courses; </li></ul></ul>OSPI, 8/18/09
  10. 10. <ul><li>Tasks of the Office of Online Learning, continued </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Develop model agreements with approved multidistrict online providers that provide a template for districts interested in contracting with these entities; </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>In collaboration with ESDs: </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Provide TA and support to districts; </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Provide online tools for students, teachers, others. </li></ul></ul></ul>OSPI, 8/18/09
  11. 11. <ul><li>OSPI Shall Develop model policies and procedures for districts; </li></ul><ul><li>By Dec 1, 2009, OSPI must modify the standards for course reporting to include designation of online courses in CEDARS; new standards are required beginning with the 2010-11 SY; </li></ul><ul><li>Beginning Jan, 15, 2011, OSPI shall submit an annual report to SBE, the Legislature, and the Governor; to include: </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Demographics; </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Course enrollment data; </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Course completion data and passing rates; and </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Outcomes of course/provider approval reviews </li></ul></ul></ul>OSPI, 8/18/09
  12. 12. <ul><li>By August 31, 2010, districts must adopt policies and procedures regarding student access to online courses and online learning programs; </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Policy must cover broad range of online learning issues; </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Policies must be submitted to OSPI by September 15, 2010; </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>OSPI must submit summarizing report on polices to the Legislature by December 1, 2010. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Districts must provide students with information regarding online courses that are available through the school district. </li></ul><ul><li>Districts developing local or regional online learning programs must incorporate into the program design the approval criteria developed by OSPI. </li></ul>OSPI, 8/18/09
  13. 13. <ul><li>Beginning with the 2011-12 school year , school districts may claim BEA for students enrolled in online courses or programs only if the online courses or programs are: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Offered by an OSPI-approved multidistrict online provider, </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Offered by the district itself to its own students and fewer than 10% of out-of-district students enrolling in the program under the ‘choice’ law; </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Offered by a regional provider operating under and inter-district cooperative agreement. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>OSPI shall develop criteria to allow online courses that have not been approved to be eligible for state funding if the course is in a subject matter in which no courses have been approved and if the course meets HS graduation requirements. </li></ul>OSPI, 8/18/09
  14. 14. <ul><li>Nothing in bill diminishes rights of students to attend nonresident districts under choice law. </li></ul>OSPI, 8/18/09
  15. 15. <ul><li>This section modifies the current online learning law in 2 ways: </li></ul><ul><li>Makes existing law consistent with new definitions of online learning established by 5410; </li></ul><ul><li>Better defines the existing accreditation requirement for public school programs that are primarily digital or online. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>NAAS, or </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>A national, regional, or state accreditation entity listed by OSPI . </li></ul></ul>OSPI, 8/18/09
  16. 16. <ul><li>OSPI shall conduct a review of online courses and programs offered to students during the 08-09 school year to create baseline information on the provision of online learning: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Part-time, full-time, and inter-district enrollment; </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>How courses are offered and overseen; </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Contract terms and funding agreements; </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Fiscal impact on levy bases and levy equalization from inter-district enrollment; </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Student:teacher ratios, course completion rates, and student retention and dropout rates; </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Other issues: special education, assessment, teacher certification. </li></ul></ul>OSPI, 8/18/09
  17. 17. <ul><li>OSPI shall assess funding levels for online courses relative to basic education general allocation. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Comparison of staffing ratios and costs; </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>NERC </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Facility requirements; </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>An analysis of the appropriate share of per-student allocations between resident districts and serving districts. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>OSPI shall submit a report to the education and fiscal committees of the Legislature by December 1, 2009. </li></ul>OSPI, 8/18/09
  18. 18. <ul><li>Loss of state funding for 2009-11 biennium. </li></ul><ul><li>Resulting modification of mission and services. </li></ul><ul><li>Most DLC staff began working for OSPI effective July 1, 2009. </li></ul><ul><li>Certain DLC services will now be offered via OSPI’s Digital Learning Department. NO MEMBERSHIP FEE. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Access to single courses, including registration and billing services. Course fees vary; about $300 per semester course. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Library Package. Approximately $5.50 per student. </li></ul></ul>OSPI, 8/18/09
  19. 19. <ul><li>Must adopt policy on online learning by September 1, 2010. Model policy will be available spring, 2010. Policies must be provided to OSPI in fall, 2010. </li></ul><ul><li>Beginning with the 2011-12 school year, online learning claimed for state basic education funding must be provided by either: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>An OSPI—approved multidistrict online provider, or </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>A local or multidistrict cooperative program operating according to approval requirements. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Better tools and information for districts implementing online learning programs. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Model agreements with approved providers </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Outcome and other program quality data on existing programs. </li></ul></ul>OSPI, 8/18/09

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