K-12 Articles

From Institution to Individual — How Illinois Virtual School is Using QM to Make a Difference
Providing students with an exceptional online learning experience is the goal of many schools. A solid quality assurance plan can help achieve that goal. But as Illinois Virtual School and teacher Pam Shaw discovered, the benefits of a quality assurance plan extend beyond student impact, making a difference for faculty, staff and the institution as a whole.
kathleen Wed, 07/10/2019 - 16:14
From Reviewer to Reviewee: How One K-12 School Moved Their Quality Assurance Plan Forward
The journey to QM Official Reviews can take many different paths. Some schools jump right in, while others take smaller steps and build momentum for reviews. Discover the path VirtualSC took and how professional development and the reviewer role moved their quality assurance journey forward.
kathleen Fri, 06/07/2019 - 16:38
Building Quality Assurance on a Budget
“Show me the money” is a phrase made popular by the 1996 film “Jerry Maguire.” But what happens to your quality assurance plans when there is no money to show? Find out as Meredith Roe, Program Manager for the Virtual School Network program for Catholic Education Western Australia, shares how she built quality assurance on a budget.
kathleen Tue, 05/14/2019 - 10:30
Launching, Leaping and Learning With Quality Matters
Everyone’s quality assurance journey is unique, but schools and districts can always learn from the experiences of others. That’s what the Springfield Public School District in Missouri discovered when they attended QM Connect in 2018. Find out how learning from others moved their quality assurance journey forward and see what you can learn from their efforts.
kathleen Mon, 04/15/2019 - 11:19
Mapping Your Way to Meeting K-12 Standard 2.3
During an Official K-12 Course Review, Specific Review Standard (SRS) 2.3 is the only SRS that has to be met at 100%. But it's not always easy to make sure learning objectives or competencies are aligned with state standards and/or other accepted content standards. Krista Tomaselli of Michigan Virtual has a tool to help!
kathleen Tue, 12/04/2018 - 13:17
Making Your Course Better Through Measurable Objectives
During QM Course Design Reviews, we see trends — certain Standards that K-12 courses continually struggle to meet. Two of those Standards are 2.1 and 2.2. Find out why these Standards can be challenging to meet and what you can do to set your course and your students up for success.
kathleen Wed, 11/07/2018 - 11:00
Preparing for K-12 Course Reviews — Steps for Success
K-12 schools, districts and publishers show their commitment to delivering on their online promise by meeting QM Standards through official course reviews. Before the course becomes QM-Certified, though, there are some important steps to consider. Find out what they are!
kathleen Tue, 10/09/2018 - 17:25
Tackling Challenges for Student Success
Gain insight into the challenges K-12 online teachers face at the start of the school year and discover solutions to set your students up for success from the get-go.
kathleen Tue, 09/11/2018 - 17:26
Closing the Gap: One Institution’s Journey to Quality Blended and Online Courses
After discovering a gap between the online courses it was offering and the skills it wanted students to build, the Rockwood School District in Missouri turned to Quality Matters for help. Find out what tools and resources the district is used to ensure a quality learning experience for its students.
kathleen Tue, 07/10/2018 - 10:55
The Thrill of the Hunt: Find and evaluate OER to personalize and differentiate
Navigating all of the tools and resources available to online educators can be overwhelming. That’s why it’s important for our community to share our best tips, tricks and practices, to help each other comb through all of the information and find those things that work best!
kathleen Thu, 04/13/2017 - 17:43