Remote Instruction Terms and Definitions
Synchronous instruction is delivered in real time in a virtual setting, and attendance is monitored based on whether students are logged in at the teacher’s documented official attendance time.
- Interactive classes with students and teachers participating in real time
- Teacher-supported work time on video conference calls
- Scheduled and timed online tests
Asynchronous instruction does not require all participants to be present in a virtual setting at the same time. Attendance is measured each day through daily engagement measures approved by the local education agency.
- Self-paced online courses with intermittent teacher instruction
- Preassigned work with formative assessments on paper or in a learning management system
- Watching pre-recorded videos of instruction with guided support
Through hybrid learning, students receive a portion of their instruction on-campus and part of their instruction remotely to allow for a more socially distanced school experience. This model may vary between districts and grade levels.
Texas Education Agency: Strong Start Resources
TEA Strong Start 2020-21: Preparing for Remote Instruction (PDF)