At Edmentum, we submit our programs to rigorous state and third-party agencies for review and approval to ensure the nationally recognized quality of our curriculum and assessments. As a result, educators can feel confident that Edmentum programs are aligned to standards and provide learners with engaging experiences to drive toward meaningful outcomes.
The Code of Virginia allows school divisions to offer online instruction to students in multiple school divisions by entering into a contract with any private organization, educational institution, or nonprofit virtual school organization that has been approved by the superintendent of public instruction to operate as a Multidivision Online Provider. Edmentum is an “Approved Multidivision Online Provider”.
Select Courseware courses have been approved by the University of California “a-g” program. All online courses approved by the University of California’s “a-g” program undergo a rigorous review process including an assessment of the curriculum against the iNACOL Standards for Quality Online Courses before the course is submitted to University of California for “a-g” review and approval.
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.
The GenNET Online Learning Portal provides K-12 students discounted curriculum with a wide variety of online courses. The GenNet approval process assures EdOptions Academy courses are aligned to Michigan standards, facilitated by state-certified teachers, and are vetted for quality and rigor.
Edmentum is an Approved Multidistrict Online Provider in the state of Washington by the Digital Learning Department (DLD). Specific EdOptions Academy and Edmentum Courseware courses are now available to schools and students through the DLD Online Course Offerings. All online courses approved by DLD undergo a rigorous review process that includes providing supportive evidence of 54 required criteria.
Edmentum’s fully accredited virtual school, EdOptions Academy, has been granted program approval by the NCAA Eligibility Center to offer nontraditional instruction for student-athletes. By partnering with Edmentum, school districts can use EdOptions Academy as a solution to offer nontraditional instruction to all students – including athletes pursuing a scholarship.
Upon a 3rd party review conducted by Certica Solutions, 234 of Edmentum Courseware’s courses met the International Association for K-12 Online Learning (iNACOL) standards. Each course underwent rigorous review by Subject Matter Experts to determine if they met the 52 quality standards identified by iNACOL. All 234 courses reviewed scored 96 percent or higher on standards compliance.
Edmentum’s EdOptions Academy is approved by the Louisiana Department of Education Supplemental Course Academy (SCA)/Course Choice program as a fully accredited, virtual online course provider. Select EdOptions Academy courses are approved and available to students under the SCA/Course Choice program.
Edmentum’s EdOptions Academy has been awarded the ISTE Seal of Alignment for Readiness through the 2017-2019 school years. 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.
Edmentum is one of the premier participants in the “WebbAlign Depth of Knowledge (DOK) Partner Program developed by Dr. Norman Webb, the creator of the DOK concept. WebbAlign provides an innovative and highly respected approach to ensuring alignment of K–12 standards and assessments.The DOK Partner Program helps partners implement the DOK framework, which facilitates verifiable alignment between standards, curriculum, and assessments.
The GED® Testing Service has thoroughly reviewed Edmentum’s 4 GED® test preparation courses through the GED® Publisher Program and have found all 4 courses are 100% aligned to all GED® Test objectives.
Approved Courses GED® Mathematics GED® Reading Language Arts GED® Social Studies GED® Science
Edmentum’s Courseware and EdOptions Academy are approved for online course inclusion in the Mississippi Department of Education (MDE) online course vendor list. Select approved courses were recognized as aligning to the Southern Regional Education Board’s (SREB) Checklist for Evaluating Online Courses and the International Association for K-12 Online Learning’s (iNACOL) National Standards for Quality Online Courses.
The Maryland State Department of Education (MSDE) provides local school systems with an approved list of online credit-bearing student courses along with their respective course provider. These courses have been reviewed by a local school system, by MSDE, or by an MSDE approved third party reviewing company as aligned with Maryland Content Standards.
GSA Government-wide Section 508 Accessibility Program
Many government buyers use the Vendor Accessibility Resource Center (VARC) to perform market research on the accessibility of their intended EIT purchases. To ensure our accessibility information is available, we list our company with VARC.
The Indiana Department of Education has approved Edmentum's EdOptions Academy as an online provider of select Edmentum Courseware courses for the first time credit. Also, select courses from EdOptions Academy are now available to school divisions that offer Virtual School Programs as a part of their high quality educational services. The Indiana Course Access Portal (iCAP) serves as a catalog of courses that provides options to help schools meet students' individual needs, expand learning opportunities, and diversify their curricula.
Edmentum’s Courseware and EdOptions Academy offer courses approved by the Oklahoma State Textbook Committee. These courses cover a broad range of subject areas from Edmentum’s comprehensive collection, including core curriculum, career and technical education, and courses for use with the Advanced Placement® exams.
Edmentum Courseware and EdOptions Academy are approved by the Arkansas Public School Resource Center (APSRC) as digital learning providers. Select Edmentum Courseware and EdOptions Academy courses are approved with additional courses available for students to enroll in at the discretion of the APSRC.
Edmentum’s EdOptions is approved by the University of California "a-g" organization as an online high school provider. Select EdOptions course are approved with additional courses available for students to enroll in at the discretion of the CA UC a-g organization.
Edmentum Courseware is approved by the West Virginia Department of Education as an instructional materials provider. Select Edmentum Courseware approved with additional courses available for students to enroll in at the discretion of the WV DOE.
Click here to visit the West Virginia Department of Education website for a full list of approved courses.
Edmentum Courseware and EdOptions Academy are approved by the Oklahoma Department of Education (through its GenNET affiliate agreement) as digital learning providers. Select Edmentum Courseware and EdOptions Academy courses are approved.
Click here to visit the Oklahoma Department of Education (GenNET) website for a full list of approved courses.
The DPAS-II program is an integral part of the DDOE’s mission of providing learners with the highest quality education through equitable, meaningful educator evaluation designed to drive professional development opportunities and foster student growth. The five components of the program are intended to enable holistic evaluation based on concrete data. Exact Path has been approved as an external measure for Component V of the program, which focuses on student improvement.
North Carolina Read to Achieve Alternative Assessments
The North Carolina State Board of Education (SBE) approved Edmentum Exact Path as a Read to Achieve Alternative Assessment for the 2019-20 school year. Students may take the Exact Path adaptive diagnostic assessment in place of mCLASS and should receive a Lexile level of 725 or higher to earn proficiency within End-of-Grade 3 achievement expectations.
Missouri Course Access and Virtual School Program (MOCAP) Approval
The Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education has approved Edmentum Courseware and EdOptions Academy as Missouri Course Access Program (MOCAP) providers and 275 semester-length courses have already been approved with more under review.
The MOCAP approved courses have been through a stringent review process, including:
Edmentum has completed the Department of Education recommended Pennsylvania Future Ready Indexes for Grade 3 Reading & Grade 7 Mathematics for the following solutions, which have been reviewed and are ready for discricts to utilize:
Pennsylvania Distance Learning Postsecondary and Adult Basic Education
Edmentum's Courseware and Study Island solutions have been approved by the Pennsylvania Bureau of Postsecondary and Adult Education Division of Adult Education Policy for acceptable use by Pennsylvania districts in the category of "Supplemental Computer-Based Distance Learning Opportunities Provided by Local Programs." More specifically, Edmentum's products mentioned have been approved for:
Black Hills Online Learning Center provides South Dakota students with a wide variety of online courses through South Dakota Virtual School (SDVS). The SDVS approval process assures Edmentum Courseware and EdOptions Academy courses are aligned to South Dakota standards, facilitated by state-certified teachers, and are vetted for quality and rigor.
Wyoming School Districts are able to use Edmentum's EdOptions Academy courses to help students obtain credit beyond what may be currently offered, particularly in alternative settings where staffing limits course offering possibilities. Having virtual education classes available will allow students to obtain initial course credit taught with an online instructor.
Edmentum’s EdOptions Academy virtual learning solutions are approved by the Illinois State Board of Education (ISBE) for the Illinois Virtual Course Program, which offers a total of 840 cost-controlled courses to brick-and-mortar schools across the state. EdOptions Academy now provides 249 of the program’s approved courses for grades 5–12.
New Mexico Public Education Department (NMPED) Instructional Materials List
Per the New Mexico Public Education Department (NMPED), two of Edmentum’s programs, Study Island and Exact Path, have been approved as supplementary instruction tools in the state of New Mexico for ELA in grades K–8 through the Multiple List for K-8 English Language Arts ELA Core and Supplementary Instruction Materials Adoption.