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Final Report: A Comprehensive Assessment of Florida Virtual School

Author(s): Florida TaxWatch

Organization(s): Florida TaxWatch

Issue(s): Issues in Practice, Learn Lessons from the Field

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In this report, Florida TaxWatch examines the viability of Florida Virtual School as a credible alternative to traditional schooling, regarding both student achievement outcomes and cost-effectiveness. Florida Virtual School earned high marks in both.

Online courses have shown to be important to reach students who need:

  • Academic courses their school cannot provide
  • To retake courses for graduation
  • Alternatives to traditional education
  • Options to courses offered in their school
  • Access to courses because of physical disabilities


Online learning is here to stay, and you can learn important promising practices from Florida Virtual School by reviewing this report.