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Annual legislative report provides in-depth summary of Michigan Virtual

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Michigan Virtual’s “A Report to the Legislature” includes an in-depth summary of Michigan Virtual for Students courses, enrollments and pass rates for 2013-14.

“A Report to the Legislature-2014,” is submitted in compliance with Section 98 (6) of Public Act 196 of 2014, which requires the Michigan Virtual to provide, not later than December 1 of each fiscal year, a report 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 for Students for the preceding fiscal year.

The information provided in the report addresses the requirements that are listed in Section 98 (6) of P.A. 196 of 2014. These items include, for the period October 1, 2013 – September 30, 2014, a list of districts served by Michigan Virtual, a list of online course titles available to districts, course enrollment and completion rate information by course, and the overall completion rate percentage.

In conclusion, the report says that virtual enrollments in Michigan, including online enrollments, exceeded 185,000 in the 2012-13 school year, and preliminary analysis of the 2013-14 school year data suggest that the number of virtual enrollments is likely to exceed 300,000. The growth in online and blended learning in Michigan and across the nation appears to continue on the trajectory that has experts predicting that by 2019 over half of all enrollments will involve blended or online learning.

Download a copy of the report.

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