(Guest Post by Matthew Ladner)
So I missed this little gem in August, but the Florida Virtual School released figures on end of course exams, and guess what, their students scored higher than the Florida average on every exam, varying from a passing rate 4% to 18% higher.
Now admittedly this is not a Campbell and Stanley random assignment study. It could be the case that FLVS got more academically motivated students, etc. It’s also possible that these would prove out to be significant differences, some significant some not, etc. in a proper experimental comparison. Perhaps someone will do us all a favor and do a sophisticated analysis.
Given that the state saves money on FLVS courses, it’s looking great for now.