Rachel Droze, from Springfield News Channel 20, recently visited the IVS office to learn more about our program. IVS Director, Cindy Hamblin, sat down with her to talk about how IVS works, and to let her experience the online learning platform from a student’s point of view. Droze also visited Our Saviors Lutheran School and Lutheran High School in Springfield to get their take on how IVS provides supplemental learning opportunities for their students. Click HERE to visit the News Channel 20 Website and watch the video.
The Virtual Learning Leadership Alliance Blog recently featured an article by IVS Director, Cindy Hamblin, that describes the actions IVS has taken to increase the success rate of Credit Recovery Students. The article details how logical changes IVS has made to the program have resulted in a 15% increase in student success for the reporting period of January 2017 to June 2017 (when compared to January-June of 2016).
Click HERE to read the the article: “Enhancing Support and Extending Time to Improve Credit Recovery Success”, and sign up for the VLLA Blog.
The IVS Now! annual report highlights courses available, course enrollment and trend data, statewide school partnerships, and professional development for educators. Total participation in IVS 5-12 courses continues to remain healthy, with FY17 again setting records at 5,848 enrollments for the year.
The top enrolling courses were high school Spanish 1 and Consumer Economics with most students taking courses upon advice from their local school proving the importance of the IVS-school partnership. IVS’ dedication to partner school support is reflected in the school satisfaction rate of 97%.
The positive data reflected in the IVS Now! report is a result of IVS’ continued dedication to quality of services and education for all students. IVS accomplishes this through the hiring and training of excellent teachers, the review and development of online courses and the focus on service for all system users.
Click HERE to view the entire report.
About Illinois Virtual School
IVS is the Illinois State Board of Education’s statewide virtual school. ISBE established IVS as a supplemental online program based out of the Peoria Regional Office of Education. The IVS program is designed to allow students who are enrolled in a public or private school or homeschooled, to supplement their education by taking courses that are both aligned to the Illinois Remote Education Act and engaging for students. IVS is recognized by the NCAA, International Association for Online Learning, the Virtual Learning Leadership Alliance, the College Board and Quality Matters. For more information contact us at:
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