This Day On The Street
Continue to site right-arrow
This account is pending registration confirmation. Please click on the link within the confirmation email previously sent you to complete registration.
Need a new registration confirmation email? Click here
Stocks Under $10 with 50-100% upside potential - 14 days FREE!

New K12 Poll: More American Parents Customize Their Coffee Than Their Child's Education

Stocks in this article: LRN

A crucial element to determining each child's unique needs is assessment testing. Each child in grades 3–10 takes benchmark tests at the beginning of the year to diagnose strengths and challenges, and again each spring to assess academic growth achieved throughout the year. State testing is also included, and ongoing testing is administered as needed to ensure each child is making progress against goals. For high school students, the ILP expands beyond academic objectives to include post-secondary goals for college and/or a career.

"We've got to find what works and accelerates learning. For each child, that may be different. We need to collectively settle for nothing short of academic excellence, which is doable with the right approach, cognitive science, innovative products and perseverance. I applaud the growing number of teachers and schools who are embracing the new possibilities to individualize options for students, whether it's adding an extra online AP class for an advanced learner, drawing on online resources for credit recovery to ensure graduation, turning the traditional classroom model into a blended learning approach, or offering full-time online schooling options," said Dr. Margaret Jorgensen, K12's Chief Academic Officer. "I am also thrilled to see parents embracing a more involved role in their child's education and embracing a more proactive partnership with teachers and schools."

Parent and Student Satisfaction

As referenced in the recently released 2013 K12 Academic Report, K12 parent surveys showed high levels of satisfaction, with 90% of parents with students enrolled in K12-managed public schools indicating they were satisfied with the curriculum and 91% of parents satisfied with their teacher[2]. Furthermore, 97% of K12-managed Virtual Academy parents and 92% of K12-managed Virtual Academy high school students agreed they had benefitted academically from K12 curriculum[3]. The top reason cited by parents for selecting K12-managed schools was based on having greater flexibility[4].

2 of 4

Select the service that is right for you!

Action Alerts PLUS
Try it NOW

Jim Cramer and Stephanie Link actively manage a real portfolio and reveal their money management tactics while giving advanced notice before every trade.

Product Features:
  • $2.5+ million portfolio
  • Large-cap and dividend focus
  • Intraday trade alerts from Cramer
  • Weekly roundups
TheStreet Quant Ratings
Try it NOW
Only $49.95/yr

Access the tool that DOMINATES the Russell 2000 and the S&P 500.

Product Features:
  • Buy, hold, or sell recommendations for over 4,300 stocks
  • Unlimited research reports on your favorite stocks
  • A custom stock screener
  • Upgrade/downgrade alerts
Stocks Under $10
Try it NOW

David Peltier, uncovers low dollar stocks with extraordinary upside potential that are flying under Wall Street's radar.

Product Features:
  • Model portfolio
  • Stocks trading below $10
  • Intraday trade alerts
  • Weekly roundups
Dividend Stock Advisor
Try it NOW

Jim Cramer's protege, David Peltier, identifies the best of breed dividend stocks that will pay a reliable AND significant income stream.

Product Features:
  • Diversified model portfolio of dividend stocks
  • Alerts when market news affect the portfolio
  • Bi-weekly updates with exact steps to take - BUY, HOLD, SELL
Real Money Pro
Try it NOW

All of Real Money, plus 15 more of Wall Street's sharpest minds delivering actionable trading ideas, a comprehensive look at the market, and fundamental and technical analysis.

Product Features:
  • Real Money + Doug Kass Plus 15 more Wall Street Pros
  • Intraday commentary & news
  • Ultra-actionable trading ideas
Options Profits
Try it NOW

Our options trading pros provide daily market commentary and over 100 monthly option trading ideas and strategies to help you become a well-seasoned trader.

Product Features:
  • 100+ monthly options trading ideas
  • Actionable options commentary & news
  • Real-time trading community
  • Options TV
To begin commenting right away, you can log in below using your Disqus, Facebook, Twitter, OpenID or Yahoo login credentials. Alternatively, you can post a comment as a "guest" just by entering an email address. Your use of the commenting tool is subject to multiple terms of service/use and privacy policies - see here for more details.
Submit an article to us!


DOW 18,053.71 +23.50 0.13%
S&P 500 2,088.77 +6.89 0.33%
NASDAQ 4,806.8590 +33.3870 0.70%

Brokerage Partners

Rates from

  • Mortgage
  • Credit Cards
  • Auto

Free Newsletters from TheStreet

My Subscriptions:

After the Bell

Before the Bell

Booyah! Newsletter

Midday Bell

TheStreet Top 10 Stories

Winners & Losers

Register for Newsletters
Top Rated Stocks Top Rated Funds Top Rated ETFs