MINNEAPOLIS--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Edmentum, a global education leader and pioneer in online teaching and learning solutions, now holds the #1 spot on the Quality Matters Publisher Certification Scoreboard for highest number of courses holding a Quality Matters (QM) Certification Mark, with 127 courses approved. In 2019 alone, 40 Edmentum courses were newly certified. Edmentum’s online courses, accessible through both Courseware and EdOptions Academy, provide solid, research-based curricula built from the ground up to align with state-specific academic standards and online learning best practices to empower student success.
Quality Matters (QM) utilizes its nationally recognized Rubric to measure the design efficacy and alignment of critical components in K–12 educational courses. The QM K–12 Publisher Rubric measures 39 different education Standards, with seven of those Standards considered “Essential." Reviews are conducted by QM-Certified K–12 Course Reviewers—a course earns the QM Certification Mark once it meets QM Rubric Standards at the 85 percent threshold or better and meets all Essential Standards. Quality Matters has also reviewed each course for proficiency against the 52 iNACOL National Standards for Quality Online Courses that have been utilized nationally. All 127 of Edmentum’s QM-certified courses are now listed in the QM directory of certified courses.
“We are very excited to be at the top of the Quality Matters Publisher Certification Scoreboard for the 2019–20 school year,” said Shane Dennison, state and federal programs manager at Edmentum. “We are committed to providing the highest-quality online courses, and it feels great to have that hard work recognized with these course certifications.”
The QM Certification Mark is the nationally recognized symbol of online and blended course-design quality, and it represents a research-based approach to creating learning environments that provide learners with a clear pathway to success. Seven U.S. states directly utilize the QM review process and findings for their K–12 course approvals, while several others indirectly utilize the QM K–12 Publisher Rubric.
Edmentum, Inc., is committed to making it easier for educators to individualize learning for every student through simple technology, high-quality content, and actionable data. Founded in innovation, Edmentum’s powerful learning programs blend technology with individual teaching approaches. Edmentum is committed to being educators' most trusted partner in creating successful student outcomes everywhere learning occurs. Edmentum solutions currently support educators and students in more than 40,000 schools nationwide. For more information, visit edmentum.com.
About Quality Matters
Quality Matters (QM) is the global organization leading quality assurance in online and innovative digital teaching and learning environments. It provides a scalable quality assurance system for online and blended learning used within and across organizations. When you see QM Certification Marks on courses or programs, it means they have met QM Course Design Standards or QM Program Review Criteria in a rigorous review process.
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