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2015 Publication Archive

Online courses for credit recovery: Promising practices for high school teachers

Prepared for the Nellie Mae Education Foundation

High schools are increasingly offering students the opportunity to take courses online that they have previously failed in the classroom - an approach known as "online credit recovery." This brief provides promising practices for the complex instructional and administrative demands that teachers face when leading these courses, which they often must do after receiving only minimal training with the courseware and associated teaching strategies.

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