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!
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.
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!
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.
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.
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!
Need some language and rationale for including QM certified courses in a grant or Request for Proposal? This article offers examples and guidance to grant and proposal writers who want to ensure vendor (publisher) courses meet accepted, national quality standards - specifically - the QM certification mark.
Wondering about what you've helped the QM K-12 Community accomplish? Take a look at the number of course reviews, QM-certified K-12 courses and other momentum-building statistics that show the impact of your efforts.
From becoming a course reviewer to joining the QM IDA, using QM review tools to evaluate course quality, or showcasing the work you do to improve course quality — there are so many ways to build a culture of quality assurance. Read these tips for promoting continuous improvement at your organization and in your own practice.
Tips for promoting your online courses and increasing your online enrollments.