2.7 Blended Learning

Each local board of education or chartered nonpublic school operating a school or a classroom as a blended learning environment must adopt policies and procedures addressing the:  

  • Process to individualize student centered learning models for each student.
  • Process to evaluate the quality of the on-line curriculum.
  • Assessment for each participating student’s progress through the curriculum. Students must advance through curriculum based on demonstrated proficiency.
  • Assignment of an appropriate number of teachers so a student has the interaction needed to meet personal learning goals.  Each student must be assigned at least one teacher of record.  No school or classroom using blended learning instruction is required to have more than one teacher for every one hundred twenty-five students. 
  • Method ensuring each participating student has access to the digital learning tools necessary to the on-line or digital content.  
  • Filtering device or installation of software that prevents access to obscene or harmful materials on each student’s computer. The school must also provide internet filtering to any student using a device obtained from another source.
  • Appropriate training for teachers in effective delivery of on-line or digital instruction.

A school is released from school year hourly requirements in ORC 3313.48(A), when a school alters the hours of instruction to adapt blended learning opportunities for all of their students. 

Students participating in blended learning must have the ability to earn credits by demonstrating proficiency of knowledge or skills through competency-based learning models rather than a minimum number of days or hours in a classroom or on a digital learning device. Students advance from grade to grade based upon credits earned.

School District Blended Learning Declaration Form

Ohio Administrative Code 3301-35-03

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