On December 1, A Report to the Legislature was submitted to the House and Senate Appropriations Subcommittees on State School Aid, the State Budget Director, the House and Senate Fiscal Agencies and the Department of Education that includes specific information related to the Michigan Virtual School for the preceding fiscal year.
The information provided in this report addresses the requirements that are listed in Section 98 (6) of P.A. 249 of 2016. These items include, for the period October 1, 2015 - September 30, 2016, a list of districts served by MVS, a list of online course titles available to districts, course enrollment and completion rate information by course, and the overall completion rate.
Online learning in Michigan continues to grow rapidly as evidenced by more than 445,000 virtual enrollments in 2014-15. In contrast to the 60% pass rate found statewide during that time period, the data in the Legislative report provide evidence that MVS online courses are living up to the promise of high-quality online learning being available to students all across the state.
As students, parents, teachers, administrators and policy leaders work to transition toward learning models that enable personalized learning for all students, MVU continues to catalyze and accelerate this reform through its online course offerings to middle and high school students; research, evaluation, and distillation of best practices; and professional development services.
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