Getting Smart Advocacy Partner Digital Learning Now (DLN) released the 2014 Digital Learning Report Card, measuring each of our nation’s 50 states against the 10 Elements of High Quality Digital Learning.
DLN’s annual report evaluates state progress in advancing digital learning and high quality learning opportunities for all students. Each report card evaluates state legislative and policy efforts regarding learning systems, quality online instruction, course access, school models, data privacy and more. Lawmakers can use this resource to better understand how their state can improve and determine what other states are doing to create a “policy ecosystem” favorable for improved access and outcomes.
Highlights from 2014 Include:
- Half of the states improved their progress overall
- 14 states advanced one full letter grade
- 9 states progressed to move out of the “F” category
- 50 new digital learning laws passed
- 422 previously passed laws were implemented and/or improved
New in this year’s report is a policy profile section that highlights the intention, implications and implementation of policies in states where efforts are worth noting. Those profiles are also highlighted in a report card preview blog series that DLN will continue to publish over the coming weeks. Early posts in the series include:
- DLN Report Card Preview: Accelerating Students in Florida
- DLN Report Card Preview: Creating Innovation Zones in West Virginia
- DLN Report Card Preview: Providing Options for Arizona Students
- DLN Report Card Preview: Seeding Innovation in Ohio
Questions or comments regarding the report? Join the conversation on twitter with #DLNReportCard.