ERIC Number: ED557729
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2013-Sep
Reference Count: 7
Evaluating the Online Pathway to Graduation Program. Evaluation Brief
Zhao, Huafang; McGaughey, Trisha A.
Montgomery County Public Schools
This brief describes an evaluation of the "Online Pathway to Graduation" (OPTG) program in Montgomery County (Maryland) Public Schools (MCPS) during the 2012-2013 school year. The OPTG program provides students who participate in an alternative learning opportunity to earn course credits and graduate from high school. The purposes of the evaluation are: (1) to examine the staff and student experiences in the program; and (2) to assess whether the program helped student participants earn or recover credits necessary for high school graduation. The report provides major findings and recommendations. The following are appended: (1) Background for Online Pathway to Graduation (OPTG) program in Montgomery County Public Schools; (2) Literature Review; and (3) Additional Tables.
Descriptors: Public Schools, Nontraditional Education, Online Courses, Program Evaluation, Required Courses, Graduation Requirements, Student Experience, Teaching Experience, Program Effectiveness, High School Students, Student Surveys, Teacher Surveys, Credits, Secondary School Teachers, Counties
Montgomery County Public Schools. 850 Hungerford Drive, Rockville, MD 20850. Tel: 301-309-6277; Web site: http://www.mcps.k12.md.us
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - Research
Education Level: High Schools; Secondary Education
Authoring Institution: Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS), Office of Shared Accountability
Identifiers - Location: Maryland