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Online Instruction and Assessment

Policy TitleOnline Instruction and Assessment
Policy CategoryEducation Services for the Deaf and Blind (ESDB)
Policy IDESDB-024
Policy Date2016-06-02
Statutory Reference2011 Session Law Chapter 145, Section 7.22(h)(2)

Formerly GCS-V-024

Education Services for the Deaf and Blind (ESDB) schools recognize that online instruction is a valuable tool for affording students extended educational options. The schools will provide opportunities for students to participate in online instruction to the extent that it is academically and financially feasible, and matches students’ needs.

Each school staff shall advise students and parents on the North Carolina Virtual Public School courses and other on-line courses available for credit. Enrollment in an online for credit course will count toward meeting school requirements related to minimum instructional days, seat time policies, student attendance, and athletic and/or extracurricular obligations.

A student, with the principal’s prior approval and parent approval, may enroll in an online course with assistance from the school e-learning coordinator. The principal shall designate a staff member at the school to serve as the e-learning coordinator, who will be responsible for coordinating the enrollment of students in online courses, monitoring students’ progress in those courses, and supervising any required testing. In addition, the principal shall ensure that the e-learning coordinator implements a plan for supporting credit recovery students throughout the semester.

The School Director or designee shall develop procedures aligning with State Board of Education requirements and the NC Policies Governing Students with Disabilities. 


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