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ERIC Number: EJ1196822
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2018-Nov
Pages: 11
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0013-189X
Online Credit Recovery and the Path to On-Time High School Graduation
Rickles, Jordan; Heppen, Jessica B.; Allensworth, Elaine; Sorensen, Nicholas; Walters, Kirk
Educational Researcher, v47 n8 p481-491 Nov 2018
Many high schools use online courses to allow students to retake failed classes in an effort to help get students back on track and graduate. However, there is limited evidence available on the effectiveness of online credit recovery in improving students' long-term outcomes compared with traditional face-to-face credit recovery courses. In this paper, we examine longer term outcomes for ninth graders who failed Algebra I and were randomly assigned to an online or face-to-face algebra credit recovery course. In particular, we look at math credits earned through four years of high school and rates of on-time graduation. We find no statistically significant differences in longer term outcomes between students in the online and face-to-face courses. Implications of these null findings are discussed.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: High Schools; Secondary Education; Grade 9; Junior High Schools; Middle Schools
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: Institute of Education Sciences (ED)
Authoring Institution: N/A
IES Funded: Yes
Grant or Contract Numbers: R305A110149