Online Driver Education Delivery Standards


The Association of National Stakeholders in Traffic Safety Education (ANSTSE) recently released the revised 2017 Novice Teen Driver Education and Training Administrative Standards (NTDETAS). The NTDETAS includes a section on online driver education delivery standards which was prepared by the Traffic Injury Research Foundation under a sub-contract from Highway Safety Services, LLC.

Online programs are becoming more prevalent in today’s educational delivery system, and driver education is not unique. More states are moving to accept online programs as a means to deliver the classroom segment of driver education. However, many state programs lack standards to approve online driver education providers. As a result, some students do not receive the quality of instruction necessary to reduce teen motor vehicle crashes and fatalities through a quality classroom (or online) segment of driver education.

With assistance from ANSTSE and online driver education providers, this project was to develop a set of standards for the delivery of online driver education programs. The aim was to develop standards that will ensure the integrity and quality of driver education classroom content delivered via online technology. The standards for online delivery include instructional design, structural design, evaluation, testing, assessment, technological design and capabilities, and legal requirements.



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Project Status: Published

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