For over a decade, K¹² has had a powerful impact on our students' academic and personal success—but don't take our word for it. Through the latest case studies, surveys, and research, you can see the results for yourself.
You'll discover how K¹² students perform strongly in math and literacy. How satisfied parents and students are with our curriculum and our partner schools. And how active students are in their extracurricular activities, friendships, and family lives while learning with K¹².
Annual K¹² Academic Report
Our 2014 K¹² Academic Report shows the progress K¹² is making toward realizing the promise of technology-enabled individualized learning. The report provides a clear-eyed view of K¹²'s academic growth amidst numerous industry challenges, and highlights our continued efforts to improve the K¹² program and student outcomes through innovation, investment, and partnerships.
The Longer Students Stay with K¹², the Better They Perform
Compared to students enrolled less than one year, students who remain enrolled for three or more years achieve higher proficiency percentages on state tests. 1
Yearly Academic Growth
For the 2012–2013 school year, on Scantron standardized tests, in most grades, students in K¹² Virtual Academies met or exceeded the national norm group mean gain in Reading and Mathematics. 2
of K¹² parents say the curriculum has helped the student to prepare for future success 4
of K¹² parents say their student has benefited academically from the K¹² curriculum 3
of K¹² parents say that they are satisfied with their student's teachers 6
of high school seniors say they have benefited academically from the K¹² curriculum 5
K¹² Students are Socially Engaged
of K¹² high school students participate in activities outside of the home 8
of K¹² elementary online school students rate their ability to make friends as being better or unchanged since becoming a K¹² student 7
Popular K¹² Student activities include: 9
U.S. Distance Learning Association (2010)
of K–12 online curriculum to U.S. school districts, EdNet Insight (2012)
Golden Lamp and Distinguished Achievement Awards, Association of Educational Publishers 2013 winners: K¹² Language Arts 2; EmbarK¹² for Preschool Learners
Public Virtual School Solution, Software Information Industry Association (2011 Finalist)
1 Source: K¹² Academic Report 2014: a study of K¹² student academic performance as measured on state test scores from the 2010–2011 to 2012–2013 school years.
2 Scantron Performance Series was administered to K¹² students in grades 3–10 in fall 2011–2013 school years. Norm group is composed of thousands of students who represent the national demographics in terms of socioeconomic status, ethnicity, and other student characteristics.
3,4,6 K–8 and High School Parent Satisfaction surveys for K¹² public schools conducted by Penn Schoen Berland, spring 2014
5 High School Senior survey for K¹² public schools, May 2014
7 IESD: Evaluation of the Social Skills of Full-Time, Online Public School Students in grades 2,4,6, May 2009
8,9 K¹² 2013 National Programs survey, grades K–12