The Standards

Designed to complement one another, the National Standards for Quality have been the benchmark for online programs, districts and state agencies since their creation in 2007.

The National Standards for Quality Online Learning includes three sets of standards:

In 2018, Quality Matters (QM) and the Virtual Learning Leadership Alliance (VLLA), started a broad-based effort to revise and maintain the National Standards for Quality Online Learning, building upon the work started by The International Association for K-12 Online Learning (iNACOL).

*The updated Standards for Online Courses will be available September 2019.

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