Friday, June 24, 2016

Blended/hybrid/online instruction report

A new national report found that participation in online and blended learning schools is increasing, despite evidence that students are struggling in them and performance and school outcomes are consistently below traditional public schools. Students enrolled in virtual and blended schools are performing poorer in key subject areas — such as English Language Arts and math — than their counterparts at brick-and-mortar schools. Also, students at blended (or hybrid) schools, which combine face-to-face instruction in classrooms with virtual instruction, scored the same as or worse than those at virtual schools full-time on performance measures, according to the report.
Miron, G., & Gulosino, C. (2016). Virtual schools report 2016. Boulder, CO: National Education Center.

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