Performance Targets


Online School Programs

Beginning September 1, 2015, online school programs must meet or exceed each of the following annual performance targets:

Beginning September 1, 2016, online school programs must meet or exceed each of the following annual performance targets:

  • Median math student growth percentile (SGP) for students taking an online math course must be greater than the 30th percentile. (A program is not subject to this performance target if it has fewer than 20 students who have both taken an online math course and have a math SGP.)
  • Median English language arts SGP for students taking an online English language arts course must be greater than the 40th percentile. (A program is not subject to this performance target if it has fewer than twenty students who have both taken an online English language arts course and have an English language arts SGP.)

OSPI has changed WAC 392-502-030 to adjust the effective date of these online provider performance targets that rely on the percentage of students meeting standard on the state assessment. The 2015 administration of the Smarter Balanced assessments will provide a new baseline score. OSPI will adjust these performance targets based on the 2015 results prior to September 1, 2016:

  • Percentage of students taking online math courses who meet standard on the state math assessments must be greater than 40 percent. (A program is not subject to this performance target if it has fewer than 20 students who have both taken an online math course and taken the state math assessment.)
  • Percentage of students taking online English language arts courses who meet standard on the state English language arts assessments must be greater than 50 percent. (A program is not subject to this performance target if it has fewer than 20 students who have both taken an online English language arts course and taken the state English language arts assessment.)

Online Course Providers

Beginning September 1, 2015, online course providers' combined course completion rate and passing rate must be greater than 140 percent. An online course provider is not subject to this performance target if they have fewer than 20 online course enrollments.

Online course providers must supply OSPI with student-level enrollment and performance information for all online courses delivered to students in Washington. Providers must also supply a list of each district in the state which purchased enrollments from the provider, not including those enrollments submitted to the provider through the DLD.