State and Agency Approval

ISTE Seal of Alignment for EdOptions Academy

ISTE seal

Edmentum’s EdOptions Academy has been awarded the ISTE Seal of Alignment for Readiness. This approval recognizes EdOptions Academy as a highly effective resource for successfully acquiring knowledge and skills that are foundational to the globally recognized ISTE Standards. EdOptions Academy is a fully accredited virtual school solution that allows schools and districts to enhance, expand, and extend their program offerings to meet the diverse needs of their students.

"[EdOptions Academy] helps foster the development of useful foundational technology skills; students are expected to utilize technology in order to complete course assignments, lessons, and unit projects in a cleanly designed, easy-to-navigate tool.”
- ISTE Reviewers

About the ISTE Seal of Alignment for Readiness

Resources and products designed with the ISTE Standards in mind and earning a Seal of Alignment are choosing to demonstrate their commitment to support critical digital age learning skills and knowledge. Submissions undergo a rigorous review by a panel of standards experts and are evaluated based on the extent to which they build the skills embodied in the standards indicators.

Review of EdOptions Academy

ISTE reviewers conducted a review of a mixture of both two-­ and four-­semester courses offered within the EdOptions Academy across a wide sample of content areas such as English, science/health, math, computer programing, government, and electronic communication. EdOptions Academy supports the ISTE Standards for Students and the Teacher Ready Framework in the following ways:

Creativity and Innovation
  • Create original works as a means of personal or group expression.
  • Use models and simulations to explore complex systems and issues.
Communication and Collaboration
  • Communicate information and ideas effectively to multiple audiences using a variety of media and formats.
Research and Information Fluency
  • Locate, organize, analyze, evaluate, synthesize and ethically use information from a variety of sources and media.
  • Evaluate and select information sources and digital tools based on the appropriateness to specific tasks.
  • Process data and report results.
Critical Thinking, Problem Solving, and Decision Making
  • Collect and analyze data to identify solutions and/or make informed decisions.
Digital Citizenship
  • Advocate and practice safe, legal and responsible use of information and technology.
Technology Operations and Concepts
  • Understand and use technology systems.