Model Program

Computer Based Instruction

Educational Options, Inc.
3440 N. Fairfax Drive, Suite D
Arlington, VA 22201
http://www.edoptions.com

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Contact Information:
Michael J. Duffy
Sales Director
866.243.7460
mduffy@edoptions.com

Program Specification:

Emphasis:

Gender:

Rating:

Recovery/Reentry

Both

Moderate Evidence of Effectiveness

Age/Grade Level:

Target Settings:

Target Groups:

High School

Rural
Urban
Suburban
Inner City

Clusters/Groups

Ethnicity:

Other Participation Criteria:

All Ethnicities

Description:

Educational Options, Inc., is a for-profit educational technology firm that understands the need for innovative learning strategies for today's youth. It provides an Internet-delivered school curriculum of 31 high school and middle school courses. The NOVEL/STARS curriculum has been integrated with a unique and efficient online, Internet-based delivery system that can support an infinite number of students at a remarkably low per-student cost. It provides automated assessment, prescription, reporting, and the ability for clients to modify the existing curriculum or to construct new curriculum content to meet their own special academic requirements.

Program Descriptors Include:
Alternative Education, Computer Assisted Instruction, Credit Recovery, Extended-School/Summer Program, GED

Strategies for Locating Students:
Unspecified

Starting Date: Unspecified
Students Served Per Year: Unspecified
Reenrolled Students with Disabilities: N/A
Last Verified: 2009

Risk Factors:

Protective Factors:

Program addresses the following:

Individual factors

  • Low achievement
  • Retention/overage for grade
  • Poor attendance
  • Low educational expectations
  • Lack of effort
  • Low commitment to school

Program promotes the following:

Relationships

  • Opportunities and rewards for pro-social involvement
  • Involvement with positive peer activities

Program Resources:

Annual Cost:

The annual cost range of the program is $100,000 - $200,000 or less than $500 per student.

Funding Sources Include:

Program Staff Includes:

Unspecified

Teachers

Materials Used:

Supporting / Partner Organizations:

Computer/Internet Based

Educational Options, Novel/Stars

Evaluation Information:

More than 250,000 students have used this online curriculum to stay in school and achieve credits. The program has helped thousands of students, who might otherwise have failed, graduate with high school diplomas.

How evaluation data was collected:
Data collected and analyzed at state or organizational level