Online learning is booming but students lag in results

From MPR’s Tom Weber…

A new audit suggests the state’s Education Department retool its process for approving and renewing online schools. According to the Legislative Auditor’s report, the department doesn’t have adequate staff to oversee the booming enrollment for online courses. The report finds that full-time online students made less progress on standardized state math tests than students in traditional schools. It also found that drop-out rates for the full-time online students have increased. In a written response, the state education commissioner said the suggested changes could compromise education quality.

You can read the full report here.

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