Edmentum Online Courses Receive Quality Matters Certification

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Edmentum Online Courses Receive Quality Matters Certification

Plato Courseware and EdOptions Academy courses now approved by leading instructional design association in quality assurance for online education
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Edmentum, a leading provider of online learning solutions, has been recognized by the Quality Matters Program, an international organization representing broad inter-institutional collaboration and a shared understanding of online course quality. Edmentum’s online courses, accessible through both Plato Courseware and EdOptions Academy, have received the Quality Matters Certificate of Course Recognition, which confirms both learning solutions meet Quality Matters’ stringent review standards for online education.

“Teachers and administrators are inundated with online learning solutions on a daily basis, often with little supporting information about their quality or efficacy,” said Vin Riera, CEO of Edmentum, Inc. “The widely recognized Quality Matters Certificate of Course Recognition program helps schools navigate the crowded marketplace to identify only the best options for online learning.”

The Quality Matters Program is a leader in quality assurance for online education and has received many awards for its peer-based assessments and continuous improvement philosophy. Quality Matters’ rubrics for online and blended course design have been adopted by dozens of K-12 schools and systems, and other academic institutions. Quality Matters design standards are based on widely agreed best practices and supported by a growing body of research.

The Quality Matters K-12 Publisher Rubric was created to address the need for a set of standards for the design of online courses and assist school boards, individual schools and teachers in selecting courses for adoption. Based on the adherence to existing respected standards for K-12 online education, the K-12 Publisher Rubric serves as a guide to evaluate and improve publisher courses.

Each of the following Plato Courseware and EdOptions Academy courses was awarded the Quality Matters Certificate of Course Recognition. The Quality Matters Grades 6-12 Publisher Rubric requires a 92 out of a possible 108 points for a course to be Quality Matters certified. Biology, Semesters A and B and U.S. History, Semesters A and B each scored 106 of 108 points. Algebra I, Semesters A and B and English 9, Semesters A and B each scored 108 of 108 points.

About Quality Matters
The Quality Matters Program is a leader in quality assurance for online education and has received many awards for its peer-based assessments and continuous improvement philosophy. Quality Matters’ Rubrics for online and blended course design have been adopted by more than 700 colleges and universities, K-12 schools and systems, and other academic institutions, and continue to influence many others. Quality Matters design standards are based on widely agreed-upon best practices and supported by a growing body of research. More information available at https://www.qualitymatters.org/.

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