ESSA Level: moderate

Proven Effective for Alternative Education

May 16, 2015
Cherokee County School District, GA
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Students in the alternative programs using Apex Learning courses for initial credit and credit recovery perform at similar levels to students completing courses for initial credit in traditional classrooms.

Average EOCT Z-Score

In the alternative program, the average EOCT achievement of students using Apex Learning Comprehensive Courses for initial credit and credit recovery in a blended learning environment is not significantly different statistically than for students completing courses for initial credit in traditional classrooms.

In the high school program, the average EOCT achievement of students using Apex Learning Comprehensive Courses for credit recovery is lower compared to students completing coursework for initial credit in a traditional classroom environment. The magnitude of the difference between the performance of the two groups was statistically insignificant.

Further analysis of Apex Learning usage suggests that both average EOCT achievement and pass rates for students who completed 80% of Apex Learning coursework with a quality of work score greater than 80% is not significantly different than students completing non-Apex Learning coursework for initial credit in a traditional classroom.