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Tuesday, April 12, 2016

Retaking Failed Courses Online For A Second Chance

Research Finds Poor Outcomes For Students Who Retake Courses Online

Anya Kamenetz | April 8, 2016

High schools around the country are increasingly turning to external, for-profit providers for "online credit recovery." These courses, taken on a computer, offer students who have failed a course a second chance to earn credits they need for graduation, whether after school, in the summer or during the school year.
In some districts, it's an important part of efforts to raise graduation rates, as we wrote about in our Graduation Rates project last year.

Vision Project Preview: College Completion. Source:

<more at; related articles and links: (Raising Graduation Rates With Questionable Quick Fixes. June 10, 2015) and (NPR sheds light on rising graduation rates. June 17, 2016)>

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