Title

An Overview of Evaluative Instrumentation for Virtual High Schools

Publication Title

American Journal of Distance Education

Publication Date

1-2008

Document Type

Article

DOI

10.1080/08923640701713422

Keywords

high schools, virtual classrooms, distance education, educational assessment, evaluation methods, measurement techniques, program evaluation, educational indicators, student evaluation, teacher evaluation, curriculum evaluation, course evaluation, educational technology, educational environment, teaching conditions, evaluation research, research needs, evaluation needs

Disciplines

Education

Abstract

With an increasing prevalence of virtual high school programs in the United States, a better understanding of evaluative tools available for distance educators and administrators is needed. These evaluative tools would provide opportunities for assessment and a determination of success within virtual schools. This article seeks to provide an analysis and classification of instrumentation currently available. It addresses issues regarding the limited arsenal of assessments and evaluation instrumentation for virtual schools. (Contains 8 tables.)