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#FactFriday: All 50 States Offer Schools Flexibility from Seat-Time Requirements

• ExcelinEd

Time-based systems, also known as “seat-time” requirement systems, still form the basis of today’s traditional schools. The prevailing assumption has been that state policies for seat-time requirements constrict schools and hinder attempts to innovate. However, far more flexibility exists than originally thought.

New research by ExcelinEd examining seat-time requirements for awarding credit and graduation reveals that all 50 states and Washington, D.C., have either fully or partially authorized schools to shift from focusing on seat-time to mastery. Read the report Debunking the Myth of Seat-Time: A National Analysis of Seat-Time Requirements for Credit to learn more!

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