EdOptions Credit Access Program
ECAP - Course Assignment
COURSE ASSIGNMENT & PRE-ASSESSMENT
(Note: All credit courses through EOA are worth one-half (1/2) credits)
Once a referral is approved students will be assigned a one half (1/2) credit course for Credit Recovery or enrolled into the EdOptions Diploma Program or enrolled into the EdOptions GED Program, at which time the course assignments and login information will be made available to the students and their caseworker, foster parent, guardian, academic counselor, etc. via email correspondence.
EdOptions Orientation Course
The EdOptions Online Academy offers an optional, but highly recommended orientation course (3-5 hours seat time) for all new students, which demonstrates, through coursework and a final exam, exactly how to use the EOA program. The EOA orientation course is required for all youth entering the EOA H.S. Diploma Program and is worth one-half (½) credit, which will be applied towards the 21 total credits required to graduate from the EOA diploma program.
As a first step, students will take a mandatory, proctored (see Student Support for further explanation) pre-assessment course test, which will prescribe only the course lessons that must be successfully completed in order to earn the ½ credit. Essentially this assessment will serve to allow the student to “test out of” lessons by demonstrating mastery in certain areas in order to reduce the workload and completion time of that course. There are three possible outcomes of the pre-assessment:
- If the student passes the pre-assessment course test with 80% or higher, the student has “tested-out” of the course and will automatically be granted credit. The student can then be enrolled in the next required course, in accordance with their graduation plan, by submitting a new referral.
- If the student passes 50% or more of the lessons in the pre-assessment course test, they will experience a 50% workload reduction to earn the ½ credit and will then have nine (9) weeks to complete the course.
- If the student does not pass 50% or more of the lessons in the pre-assessment course test they will have eighteen (18) weeks to complete the course and will experience a workload reduction commensurate with their pre-assessment results.