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University of California Grants “A-G” Approval of 95 Fuel Education Courses

By Abi Mandelbaum
September 22nd, 2014

HERNDON, Virginia, September 18, 2014 – Personalized learning solutions provider Fuel Education™ today announced that the University of California “a-g” review board approved 95 of its online and blended courses, more approved courses than those of any other online and blended provider.

Through its “a-g” requirements, the University of California verifies that enrolling students have an appropriate experience of 15 college-preparatory courses in history/social science, English, math, a lab science, a language other than English, the visual and performing arts, and a college-preparatory elective. California students who take Fuel Education courses are assured that they are certified by the University of California as meeting the subject requirement for enrollment.

For online courses, the University of California “aims to ensure that students have access to a broad range of high-quality online courses that maintain the ‘human touch’ and integrity of assessment.” All courses are reviewed by one of the university’s subject area analysts to verify that the content meets the university’s standards for college-preparatory coursework.

The University’s rigorous policy on online learning accommodates synchronous, asynchronous and blended online courses while simultaneously addressing specific features that the UC faculty consider necessary for a quality online learning experience. Before an online course can receive the “a-g” approval, it must be assessed against the International Association for K-12 Online Learning (iNACOL) quality standards for online courses in the areas of content, instructional design, student assessment, technology, and course evaluation and support.

Eighteen of the 95 Fuel Education courses that are approved through May of 2016 are Advanced Placement (AP®) courses. In the required subject areas, the University of California approved:

 11 social studies courses;
 15 English courses;
 19 math courses;
 11 science courses;
 17 world language courses, including Chinese, French, German, Latin, and Spanish; and
 22 elective courses.

Click here for the complete list of approved courses. For more information about the University of California’s “a-g” requirements, visit ucop.edu

About Fuel Education
Fuel Education™ partners with school districts to fuel personalized learning and transform the education experience inside and outside the classroom. The company provides innovative solutions for pre-K through12th grade that empower districts to implement successful online and blended learning programs. Its open, easy-to-use Personalized Learning Platform, PEAK™, enables teachers to customize courses using their own content, FuelEd courses and titles, third-party content, and open educational resources. Fuel Education offers the industry’s largest catalog of digital curriculum, certified instruction, professional development, and educational services. FuelEd has helped 2,000 school districts to improve student outcomes and better serve diverse student populations. To learn more, visit getfueled.com and Twitter.

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Contact:
Beth Halloran
bhalloran@getfueled.com
703.436.3263

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About the Author:

Abi Mandelbaum

Abi Mandelbaum is CEO of YouVisit.