TITLE 16
Education

CHAPTER 16-22.1
The Statewide Virtual Education Act [See Title 16 Chapter 97 – The Rhode Island Board of Education Act]

SECTION 16-22.1-6


§ 16-22.1-6 Oversight, quality assurance, reporting, and evaluation of virtual courses.

(a) The commissioner shall utilize existing evaluation processes and protocols established through regulations adopted by the board of regents to ensure student access to quality and effective online content and instruction.

(b) Quality assurance reporting shall occur through the existing comprehensive data collection, analysis and accountability procedures at both the local and state level.

(c) The commissioner shall prepare a report each fiscal year that documents the conditions under which virtual education supports student learning in Rhode Island. The report shall include:

(1) Virtual course participation rates, with participation information disaggregated for core content areas;

(2) Expenditures related to virtual education, in aggregate and by district;

(3) The results of student assessments for students participating in virtual education in core content areas, disaggregated from overall district data; and

(4) Any other information the commissioner deems relevant.

(d) The commissioner's report shall be delivered to the speaker of the house of representatives and to the president of the senate by January 31 of each year, and the information posted for public inspection on the Rhode Island department of education's website.

History of Section.
(P.L. 2012, ch. 250, § 1; P.L. 2012, ch. 268, § 1.)