Credit recovery, online education, k 12 education
The purpose of this dissertation in practice is to address the problem of online credit recovery. Although online enrollments have skyrocketed in recent years and all preliminary research indicates a large percentage of those enrollments are from students seeking credit recovery, much of the curriculum currently being offered is not research-based. Following a literature review focused on the history of credit recovery as well as successful current methods, we designed CRIT (Credit Recovery Instructional Treatment), a research-based approach to curriculum design for credit recovery. CRIT is a standards based curriculum relying on criterion based assessments. This approach was then applied in the creation of specific curriculum for English 4 credit recovery and as a general approach for all subjects. A step by step evaluation plan for current and proposed approaches for credit recovery was then defined. Additionally, we provide a detailed implementation strategy specific to our organization but easily retrofitted for other organizations. We focus on the organization of Florida Virtual School (FLVS), a state run K-12 virtual school run as a special school district in Florida because it is a familiar organization; however, the model and results may be generalizable for online or traditional education.
This is a Dissertation in Practice with two authors: Kelly Scott and Elise Anderson Smith
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Doctor of Education (Ed.D.)
College of Education
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Doctoral Dissertation (Open Access)
Scott, Kelly, "Failing the Failed: A Treatise on the Need for a Research Based Pedagogical Approach to Credit Recovery" (2014). Electronic Theses and Dissertations. 6673.