Michigan Virtual School recently offered a webinar to review the results of a Regional Education Laboratory research study completed at Florida State Unviversity . The study is titled, “Comparing success rates for general and credit recovery courses online and f2f: Results from Florida high school courses.”
- Grade 9-11 students in Florida were more likely to earn a grade of C or better when taking an academic course online rather than f2f for both general online courses and credit recovery courses.
- Most subgroups of students were also more likely to succeed in online courses. The success gap between online and f2f courses was highest in grade 9 and diminished through grade 12.
- English learner students, however showed no difference online or f2f when taking credit recovery courses
- It is not possible to determine from this study whether differences in course outcomes are due to greater student learning or other factors.