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Gemin, Butch; Pape, Larry – Evergreen Education Group, 2017
"Keeping Pace with K-12 Online Learning 2016" marks the thirteenth consecutive year Evergreen has published its annual research of the K-12 education online learning market. The thirteen years of researching, writing and publishing this report represents a time of remarkable change. There has been a constant presence that has become the…
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Online Courses, Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education
Gemin, Butch; Pape, Larry; Vashaw, Lauren; Watson, John – Evergreen Education Group, 2015
Online learning has steadily become a more integral strategy for schools and districts in their efforts to offer students greater access to the courses they need. Where in the past, much of the online learning activity happened at the state level or regional level, more and more schools are exercising greater control over their online and digital…
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Electronic Learning, Educational Policy, Educational Practices
Watson, John; Pape, Larry – Evergreen Education Group, 2015
Public schools in the United States operate under state accountability systems that vary by state and are meant to measure individual school performance against criteria determined by state policymakers. The purpose of these systems is to hold each school accountable for increasing student performance. However, it has become clear that a single…
Descriptors: Accountability, Elementary Secondary Education, Public Schools, Electronic Learning
Watson, John; Murin, Amy; Pape, Larry – Evergreen Education Group, 2014
Among the ways in which states attempt to ensure quality in K-12 education is by requiring that most teachers in public schools be licensed via state-level requirements that vary by state. This patchwork of requirements has not been a problem for most teachers over the last century, because so few teachers taught in multiple states concurrently.…
Descriptors: Educational Technology, Distance Education, Online Courses, Teacher Certification
Watson, John; Pape, Larry; Murin, Amy; Gemin, Butch; Vashaw, Lauren – Evergreen Education Group, 2014
"Keeping Pace with K-12 Digital Learning" (2014) is the 11th in a series of annual reports that began in 2004 that examine the status of K-12 online education across the country. The report provides an overview of the latest policies, practices, and trends affecting online learning programs across all 50 states. It summarizes that at a…
Descriptors: Educational Policy, Electronic Learning, Elementary Secondary Education, Profiles
Watson, John; Murin, Amy; Vashaw, Lauren; Gemin, Butch; Rapp, Chris – Evergreen Education Group, 2013
"Keeping Pace with K-12 Online & Blended Learning" (2013), the 10th in a series of annual reports that began in 2004, examines the status of K-12 online education across the country. The report provides an overview of the latest policies, practices, and trends affecting online learning programs across all 50 states. In this 10th…
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Electronic Learning, Blended Learning, Educational Policy
Watson, John; Murin, Amy; Vashaw, Lauren; Gemin, Butch; Rapp, Chris – Evergreen Education Group, 2013
This is the 10th annual "Keeping Pace" report. "Keeping Pace" has several goals: (1) add to the body of knowledge about online education policy and practice, and make recommendations for advances; (2) serve as a reference source for information about programs and policies across the country, both for policymakers and…
Descriptors: Blended Learning, Online Courses, Educational Policy, Educational Trends
Watson, John; Murin, Amy; Vashaw, Lauren; Gemin, Butch; Rapp, Chris – Evergreen Education Group, 2011
This is the eighth annual "Keeping Pace" report. When the authors look back on 2011 from some future year, it may be clear in retrospect that 2011 was the year that online and blended learning went digital, transcending their distance-learning or computer-based instruction origins and taking root in classrooms and schools across the…
Descriptors: Electronic Learning, Schools, Elementary Secondary Education, State Policy
Watson, John; Murin, Amy; Vashaw, Lauren; Gemin, Butch; Rapp, Chris – Evergreen Education Group, 2010
"Keeping Pace" has several goals. First, it strives to add to the body of knowledge about online education policy and practice, and make recommendations for advances. Second, it serves as a reference source for information about programs and policies across the country, both for policymakers and practitioners who are new to online…
Descriptors: Electronic Learning, Schools, Elementary Secondary Education, State Policy
Watson, John; Gemin, Butch; Ryan, Jennifer; Wicks, Matthew – Evergreen Education Group, 2009
"Keeping Pace" has several goals. First, it strives to add to the body of knowledge about online education policy and practice and make recommendations for advances. Second, it serves as a reference source for information about programs and policies across the country, both for policymakers and practitioners who are new to online…
Descriptors: Electronic Learning, Schools, Elementary Secondary Education, State Schools
Watson, John; Gemin, Butch; Ryan, Jennifer – Evergreen Education Group, 2008
"Keeping Pace" has several goals. First, it strives to add to the body of knowledge about online education policy and make recommendations for advances. Second, it serves as a reference source for information about programs and policies across the country, for both policymakers and practitioners who are new to online education as well as those who…
Descriptors: Online Surveys, Definitions, State Agencies, Computer Mediated Communication
Watson, John; Ryan, Jennifer – Evergreen Education Group, 2007
The goal of "Keeping Pace" is to to serve as a useful document for policymakers and practitioners, and as such, it takes a journalistic approach to research and writing. Most state and program profiles include footnotes that reference state laws, state policies, and websites of programs. However, in some cases, the information is general and was…
Descriptors: State Agencies, School Districts, Educational Trends, Teacher Characteristics
Watson, John; Ryan, Jennifer – Evergreen Education Group, 2006
This report is the third in a series of annual reports looking at the state of online education across the country. The goal of "Keeping Pace" is to be a useful document for policymakers and practitioners, and as such it takes a journalistic approach to research and writing instead of an academic approach. This report has two goals: first, to add…
Descriptors: Educational Policy, State Policy, Policy Analysis, State Programs