Edmentum is the leading K-12 publisher approved by Quality Matters with 150 courses approved. Courses that carry the QM Certification mark have met QM Standards at a level of 85% or greater in an official review process.
This certification mark recognizes that this course met Quality Matters review standards.
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. 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 standards are based on widely agreed-upon best practices and supported by a growing body of research. More information about the Quality Matters Program is available here.
The Quality Matters K-12 Publisher Rubric was created to address the need for a set of standards that would aid in 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. The following existing respected standards for K-12 online education were integrated:
The International Association for K-12 Online Learning (iNACOL)
The International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE)