Step 5: Create a Relevant and Useful Evaluation

A robust and informative evaluation system is necessary to document the first year’s results, and to inform future practices. This requires an evaluation of program components such as teachers, administrators and support personnel, LMS, curriculum, facilities, marketing efforts, the enrollment process, and testing process and results. Consider utilizing the resources available through iNACOL to help in the evaluation process. Tactics can include online surveys, independent third party evaluators and alignment to National Standards for Quality Online Programs. ( www.iNACOL.org)