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Summary of State Policy on Online Learning

This white paper provides a snapshot of available policies and guidance related to online learning and students with disabilities from a small group of states that require online experience as part of high school graduation or report a higher number of online course enrollments. The Appendix allows for a quick scan of the following 12 elements that would be of interest to stakeholders and policymakers: terms, definitions, online learning options, enrollment estimates, approved providers of online learning, eligibility for participation/enrollment, high school graduation requirement, data collection or reporting requirements, eligibility to participate, online learning as high school graduation requirement, provision of special education and related services/implementation of IEP or 504 plan, and data collection or reporting requirements specific to students with disabilities.

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    Summary of State Policy on Online Learning
  • Published:
    Sep 11, 2017
  • Authors:
    Kellie Kim, Ellen Schiller, Dona Meinders, Swati Nadkarni, Bruce Bull, Danielle Crain, Bill Huennekens, Nancy O'Hara, Chris Thacker
  • Organizations:
    IDEA Data Center
  • Format:
    Guides, Papers, and Reports
  • Version:
  • Number of Pages:
    26 pages.
  • Topics:
    Part B, Public Reporting of IDEA Data
  • Tags:
    Students with Disabilities, Educational Environments, Data Collection, Reporting Requirements, Online Learning, Distance Learning, Eligibility Requirements, Graduation Requirements, Individualized Education Program - IEP, Section 504, State Policy, Technology

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