DLD Courses - ALE Support

If a school is enrolling students in DLD courses when the student is claimed for funding under Alternative Learning Experience (ALE), it is important for the school to know how the online provider supports ALE. Knowing the level of ALE support allows the school to plan whether a local mentor needs to be certificated or not and to understand how the mentor needs to collaborate with the online teacher. OSPI-approved providers that participate in the DLD catalog have supplied information on how they support student contact, written student learning plans, and monthly evaluations. An overall support level has been determined based on the following definitions, and the table below includes links to the detailed information from each provider.

ALE support level designations

  • Full. The online provider/teacher offers full ALE support, and a local mentor does not need to be certificated for the school to meet ALE requirements. The local mentor helps facilitate communication and performs school record keeping.
  • Partial. The online provider/teacher offers some ALE support, and a local mentor may need to be certificated for the school to meet ALE requirements. The local mentor may be required to establish weekly contact, implement the learning plan, perform the monthly evaluation or develop the intervention plan as needed.
  • Limited. The online provider/teacher meets the HQT requirement, but a local mentor needs to be certificated and is responsible for weekly contact, implementing the learning plan, performing the monthly evaluation and developing intervention plans as needed.
  • Pending. The online provider is submitting information, and it will be completed soon.