Ohio’s E-Schools: An Assessment of Student Demographics, Performance and Dropout Risk
Project Team: 
Jay Zagorsky, Lauren Porter (Ohio State University)
Key Words: 
e-schools, student achievement, dropout

As the importance of school choice has increased so too have the number and types of publicly-funded education choices for Ohio’s K-12 students.  Technology has played a role in providing new methods for students to learn and schools to teach. In recent years, technology has enabled the development of electronic schools (e-schools), a new type of virtual school where students attend classes from home via the internet.   This report provides information on Ohio’s e-school students’ demographic characteristics, impacts resulting from the transition from a traditional school to an e-school, and the effect e-school enrollment has on a students’ dropout risk factor.


Questions regarding this report should be directed to Jay Zagorsky.

Jay L. Zagorsky

Research Scientist

The Ohio State University

(614) 442-7332