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Online and Blended Learning in New York State

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Part 100 Regulations

  • Section 100.5 (d)(10) of the Regulations of the Commissioner of Education, Relating to Credit for Online and Blended Coursework PDF PDF/Word Word (June, 2011)
  • Section 100.5(d)(9) of the Regulations of the Commissioner of Education relating to Credit for Independent Study  PDF PDF/Word Word (July 2010)
  • Section 100.5(d)(8) of the Regulations of the Commissioner of Education, relating to Making Up Course Credit  PDF PDF/Word Word (April 2010)
  • Section 100.5 (d)(1) of the Regulations of the Commissioner of Education, Relating to Credit by Examination


Online Learning Q&A

Purpose of the Guidance

The purpose of this guidance is to answer questions that educators, administrators, and community stakeholders may have about Part 100 Regulations of the Commissioner of Education regarding options for earning units of credit through online and blended learning. We look forward to receiving further questions and will continue to update this Q & A.


Virtual Advanced Placement® (VAP) Program - Virtual Learning Program (VLP) Rubric
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This document, developed by three northeastern states including, New York, Massachusetts and Rhode Island, and the Northeast Comprehensive Center (NCC) was created to:

  • Provide administrators within Local Education Agencies (LEAs) a powerful tool for evaluating virtual programs to ensure high quality and rigor in virtual programs within a school's curriculum. Using the Guiding Definitions, VLP Standards, VLP Review Guide and VLP Rubric principles, administrators can support high quality virtual instruction and make well-informed decisions that will help increase accountability and ensure consistency in virtual program evaluation.
  • Offer criteria-based evaluation tools to evaluate State Education Agencies (SEAs) current virtual programs, as well as virtual programs developed by vendors that they may be considering including as part of their curriculum.

Recently-released Study -
Wired to Learn: K-12 Students in the Digital Classroom
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A white paper from the Center for Promise at America’s Promise Alliance on the benefits of digital technology when properly introduced into K-12 classrooms.

Brief on Accessibility of Instructional Materials in a Digital Age

The State Educational Technology Directors Association (SETDA) recently released a policy brief for state and district education leaders focused on considerations and strategies regarding the accessibility of digital content for all students. The brief, The Accessibility of Learning Content for All Students, Including Students with Disabilities, Must Be Addressed in the Shift to Digital Instructional Materials external link icon, examines important legal, policy and practice considerations regarding the accessibility of digital instructional materials.



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Last Updated: November 25, 2015