Baltimore, Md., November 19, 2013—Administrators and educators are invited to join a complimentary webinar to explore the quality metrics recommended for online schools and other virtual programs—featuring interactive Q&A with David Edwards, co-author of Measuring Quality From Inputs to Outcomes, a report published by iNACOL, the International Association for K-12 Online Learning.

In the 2012-2013 school year, 310,000 students attended multi-district fully online schools across 29 states and 740,000 students enrolled in online courses at state virtual schools, according to Keeping Pace With K-12 Online and Blended Learning (2013).

“Education stakeholders will leave this webinar with a practical framework for ensuring that their online programs produce the results that their learners deserve,” said Mickey Revenaugh, Executive Vice President of Connections Learning by Pearson.

How Should We Measure Quality in Online Learning? A Conversation About iNACOL’s Quality Project

Wednesday, November 20, 2013 at 2:00 PM ET

– David Edwards, co-author, Measuring Quality From Inputs to Outcomes: Creating Student Learning Performance Metrics and Quality Assurance for Online Schools (iNACOL)
– Mickey Revenaugh, Executive Vice President, Connections Learning by Pearson

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Participants will discuss:
– How the iNACOL Quality project, which is supported with a grant from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, has engaged stakeholders from around the country in going beyond single point-in-time test scores to identifying truly effective and informative outcome measures of program quality.
– The current status of this quality work at the state and national level, and how it interrelates with other efforts such as development of Common Core assessments and calibration of student academic growth.

This interactive webinar is free and open to the public. Participants may interact with the speakers during a live question and answer session. To register, click here or visit

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