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Background Automatic grading is a pedagogical tool with the dual advantages of reducing teachers’ workloads and providing instant feedback to students, and has been used in many subjects, including computer science (Sherman, Bassil, Lipman, Tuck, & Martin, 2013), science… Read more

Introduction From kindergarten to high school learning, one of the largest potential factors impacting educational outcomes is how strongly a student is motivated and engaged in interactions with teachers in the classroom (Pianta, Hamre., & Allen, 2012). For instance,… Read more

Introduction Being a professional does not mean simply having a degree or completing a credentialing process. Rather a professional is being a part of symbolic community where language functions largely in recurrent activities to exchange and also develop meanings…. Read more

Past Reports  Public Awareness and Views of K-12 Online Learning in Michigan 2017 Public Awareness and Views of K-12 Online Learning in Michigan 2016 Public Awareness and Views of K-12 Online Learning in Michigan 2015 Public Awareness and Views… Read more

Table of Contents  Introduction Schools Courses Students State Assessments Maps Conclusion Appendix A – Methodology Appendix – B School Tables Table B1. 2017-18 Count and Pass Rate of K-12 Virtual Enrollments by Grade Level Table B2. 2017-18 Pass Rate… Read more

Introduction The field of online and blended learning has a rich history of pursuing personalized and competency-based education. As evidence, consider that at the time of writing this, iNACOL, a major advocacy organization in K-12 online and blended learning… Read more

Background Public Act 173 (Michigan Educator Evaluations At-A-Glance, 2015) states that a Professional Education Certificate will not be issued unless an individual was rated effective or highly effective on his/her annual year-end performance evaluations for three consecutive years preceding… Read more

Introduction More and more professional learning is being delivered online, allowing for self-paced, on-demand access to a wealth of online courses and resources. This is not without pitfalls; technological issues can also create barriers, such as the increased emphasis… Read more

Introduction Based on feedback from existing district partners, as well as a desire to better serve customers by continuously improving upon existing products and developing new ones, Michigan Virtual launched three new products and services in the 2017-18 year…. Read more

This report is being published simultaneously with another: Helping Online Students Be Successful: Student Perceptions of Online Teacher and On-site Mentor Facilitation Support.  While we had originally planned on publishing a single report, we found that the report was… Read more

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