Because it’s difficult to judge the quality of online courses or whether the student actually took the test, the University of California is limiting credit for online classes, reports the Sacramento Bee.
Some Internet classes allow students to take tests at home alone, where no one can see if they’re using books or notes — or even whether the student taking the test is the one enrolled in the class. Others offer the courses online but require students to appear for proctored exams where officials check ID.
. . . How are high school registrars and college admissions officials to know which online classes deserve academic credit and which are a joke?
Enrollment in online classes by K-12 students has quadrupled since 2003, according to a UC report.