Keeping Pace 2013 is released!

On behalf of our 14 sponsors, the Evergreen Education Group is pleased to release Keeping Pace with K-12 Online and Blended Learning: A Guide to Policy and Practice (2013).  This 10th edition of the report includes enrollment numbers, informative graphics, program planning timelines, thoughts on MOOCs in K-12, and a look at where we were a decade ago – and where we think we are headed. All attendees at the iNACOL Blended and Online Learning Symposium received a print copy in their registration bags, and the report is now available on our website for download.

In addition to the full report, the website has many more resources, including many of the graphics found in the report, updated profiles of activity in every state, and our blog. All content is licensed through Creative Commons and available for free because of generous support from our many sponsors, who represent many different corners of the K-12 online and blended world, including public agencies, private companies, and nonprofit organizations, all of whom are united in their commitments to the expansion of high-quality educational options for students. This report is possible because of their financial contributions, and is a much better report because of their thoughtful feedback throughout the research and writing process. We are incredibly grateful to them.

Andy Scantland: Advanced Academics

Rachel Mohl Abrahams: The AVI CHAI Foundation

Pat Laystrom and Mickey Revenaugh: Connections Education

Sari Factor and Amy Protexter: Edgenuity

Andy Frost and Eric Swanson: Edmentum

Holly Sagues and Julie Young: Florida Virtual School

Allison Powell, Matthew Wicks, and Maria Worthen: International Association for K-12 Online Learning

Jamey Fitzpatrick and Joe Freidhoff: Michigan Virtual University

Dani Pedrotti: The NROC Project

Todd Hitchcock: Pearson

Adam Wade and Kelly Schwirzke: Santa Cruz County Office of Education

Kate Loughrey and Barbara Smith: Texas Education Agency / Texas Virtual School Network (TxVSN)

Jeff Elliott and Mark Bucceri:  The Virtual High School

Lachelle Brant and Scott Bullock: Wyoming Department of Education

Keeping Pace 2013 also benefits from our first-ever Program Advisory Board, brought together to give us even more insight to what online and blended learning looks like in schools and districts around the country. The K-12 online and blended learning field has evolved in recent years, expanding into traditional schools and districts and disrupting the traditional education system. Each member of the Program Advisory Board is leading that transition in their districts, and generously shared their experiences with us.

If you were not able to get to Orlando for the iNACOL Symposium and would like a print copy of the report, please email Lauren at

We look forward to hearing from you after you’ve had a chance to review the report – what sections do you find helpful? What did we miss? The report gets better each year because of the feedback we receive from folks in the field, so please reach out!