Based on pupil completion and performance data reported by schools to MDE or CEPI, Michigan’s K-12 Virtual Learning Effectiveness Report highlights 2016-17 enrollment totals, completion rates, and the overall impact of virtual courses on K-12 pupils. Over 100,000 K-12 students took virtual courses in 2016-17, accounting for over half a million virtual course enrollments. Local Education Agency (LEA) schools provided close to 60% of all virtual enrollments with Public School Academy (PSA) schools adding the majority of the other 40% of the virtual enrollments. Enrollments were heaviest in the high school grades. The pass rate for virtual courses was 55%; however, close to half of the virtual learners passed every virtual course they took. One in four virtual learners, on the other hand, did not pass any of the virtual courses they took. Sixty-six percent of Michigan school districts reported having virtual enrollments. About 7% of all K-12 students in the state took a virtual course. This webinar will cover these statistics as well as many more in detail.
Joseph R. Freidhoff