We’re happy to announce that the Rosetta Stone Spanish I and II offerings have received A-G approval from the University of California. What this means is that California’s high school students can use those products to fulfill their two-year foreign language graduation requirement.
To receive this standing, Rosetta Stone Spanish I and II had to fulfill the university’s 15 “power standards” for online courses as well as meet at least 27 of iNACOL’s Standards for Quality Online Courses. The California Learning Resource Network also had to certify that Rosetta Stone achieves 80 percent relevancy against the California Content Standards or the Common Core State Standards.
California’s approval process for online coursework is considered one of the most stringent in the United States.
“It’s critical that we help prepare students to join an increasingly global workforce in which language proficiency will play a key role in their success,” said Judy Verses, President of Rosetta Stone’s Global Enterprise & Education division. “This certification is particularly significant because it confirms the rigor of our courses that combine research-based instruction with engaging digital content and real-time actionable data that accelerates personalized learning.”
This approval now allows school districts across the state of California to offer Rosetta Stone Spanish I and II as language learning coursework, making it possible for students to work in school, at home, and on their mobile devices to meet their graduation requirements.
This will also be a boon for California’s rural school districts that might not have the student population to merit a full-time language instructor.
Rosetta Stone provides students with one of the most critical 21st century skills – cultural competency. In today’s global economy, students who can cross language and cultural barriers will find themselves highly sought-after. The University of California’s approval makes it easier for the state’s students to obtain those skills.
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