The event featured a presentation by Jessica Heppen, Ph.D., and Kirk Walters, Ph.D., of American Institutes for Research who described the findings from the study, Efficacy of Online Credit Recovery in Algebra I for At-Risk Ninth Graders. The event also featured a discussion from Michele Nickels of Wisconsin Virtual School and Cale Roe of Iowa Learning Online about the issues schools and educators should address when considering the use of online courses for credit recovery. This event was designed to address the U.S. Department of Education’s priority areas of effective teachers and principals and college readiness, access, and completion.
Peggy Clements, Ph.D., Senior Research Scientist, Education Development Center
Jessica Heppen, Ph.D., Managing Researcher, American Institutes of Research
Pamela Jacobs, Ph.D., Senior Technical Assistance Consultant, American Institutes of Research
Michele Nickels, Director, Wisconsin Virtual School
Cale Roe, Student Services Consultant, Iowa Learning Online
Kirk Walters, Ph.D., Principal Researcher, American Institutes of Research
Heppen, J., Walters, K., Allensworth, E., Sorensen, N., Pareja, A., Satchel, S., & Nomi, T. (2013, November). The struggle to pass Algebra I in urban high schools: Online vs. face-to-face credit recovery for at risk students. Paper presented at the Association for Public Policy Analysis and Management 35th Annual Fall Conference.