|Figure 15-2: Percent of public school districts that offered distance education, by locale and selected primary modes of instructional delivery: School years 2004-05 and 2009-10|
! Interpret with caution. The coefficient of variation (CV) for this estimate is 30 percent or greater.
NOTE: Distance education courses are defined as courses that are credit-granting, technology-delivered, have either the instructor in a different location than the students and/or have the course content developed in, or delivered from, a different location than that of the students. Percentages are based on districts with students enrolled in distance education courses. For instructional delivery, synchronous refers to simultaneous, or "real time," instruction. For more information on the Fast Response Survey System (FRSS), see Appendix B – Guide to Sources.
SOURCE: U.S. Department of Education, National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), Fast Response Survey System (FRSS), "Distance Education Courses for Public School Elementary and Secondary Students:2004-05," FRSS 89, 2005; and "Distance Education Courses for Public Elementary and Secondary School Students: 2009-10," FRSS 98, 2010.