Screening Tool

  • To determine if the student is ready for online coursework, check the following statements that apply to the student you are considering for a virtual course.
    ____The student is self-motivated and self-disciplined.
    ____The student is a good "time-manager."
    ____The student is comfortable with e-mail and word processing.
    ____The student can read analytically and critically.
    ____If the student set their sights on an end result, they usually achieve it.
    ____The student is confident in their academic abilities.
    ____The student does not give up easily, even when confronted with obstacles.
    ____The student believes they are responsible for their own education.
    ____The student has conflicts with work, athletics, child care, or school activities.
    ____The student has convenient and frequent access to a computer with an internet connection.
    ____The student is willing to try something new.
    ____The student is willing to express their thoughts and opinions in writing.
    ____The student is willing to work in a loosely structured environment.
    If you have checked at least 10 statements, online learning may be right for your student.
    Download a printable copy here.
    *adapted from the Wisconsin Virtual School