National Standard for Quality (NSQ) Online Learning
The National Standards for Quality Online Courses, Online Teaching and Online Programs have been the quality benchmark for online programs, districts and state agencies since 2007. In 2018, oversight of the standard sets transitioned from iNACOL to the VLLA and Quality Matters (QM). In 2019, updates to NSQ Online Courses, Online Teaching, and Online Programs were released following a year-long, community-based effort to review and revise all three standard sets.
Today, oversight of the National Standards for Quality Online Learning is maintained through a partnership with VLLA, QM and the Digital Learning Collaborative (DLC).
Below are the revised standard sets with links to view or download the most current version from the NSQ website. Visit the NSQ website to find more information about the National Standards for Quality Online Learning as well as resources to support their implementation.