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What does your state require?

Posted by on Sep. 27, 2011 at 10:05 AM
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Here in Ohio, we have to turn in test scores, a brief outline for the year and a curriculm list at the start of each school year. We also have to guarantee 900 hours of school time but we don't have to track or prove that.

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jen2150
by Silver Member on Sep. 27, 2011 at 10:22 AM

We have to do a NOI and proof of a high school diploma.  We also have to do an evaluation or a standardized test.  We chose to do the CAT test.  We live in VA

mem82
by Platinum Member on Sep. 27, 2011 at 10:27 AM

What is an NOI?

mem82
by Platinum Member on Sep. 27, 2011 at 10:27 AM

Oh wait, Notice of Intent, right? We do one of those, too. lol

Danielle163
by on Sep. 27, 2011 at 10:42 AM

 In Iowa, 148 days of school time is mandatory (no tracking/proof). You can either do the  annual testing or you can join the HSAP (no annual testing needed). I think you can also go the portfolio route if you choose over the testing. If you join the HSAP, they have materials that you can use if you want to. You use them for the year and then return them. We use the HSAP, but not their materials. You have to have your CPI form filed at the latest August 26th of the school year.

NYCitymomx3
by Bronze Member on Sep. 27, 2011 at 10:48 AM

In NY:

A yearly Letter of Intent and Instruction Plan

4 Quarterly Reports

An Annual Assessment (narrative or standardized test)

900 hours of instruction (990 for older grades 7-12)

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mem82
by Platinum Member on Sep. 27, 2011 at 11:17 AM

Oh, we can do a portfolio, too, if it's signed by a certified teacher.

usmom3
by BJ on Sep. 27, 2011 at 12:41 PM

I live in Texas & our laws are very simple & not intrusive.

1.

 

Homeschools can legally operate as private schools in Texas

2.

 

Article 7, section 2 of the Texas Constitution only authorizes the legislature to establish and maintain public education, not private or parochial education  ( basically the government can't control us)

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Homeschools must be conducted in a bona fide manner, using a written curriculum consisting of reading, spelling, grammar, math and a course in good citizenship; no other requirements apply.

We don't have to school for any amount of days. We don't have to do testing. We don't have to report to anyone of our intent to homeschool if our children have never attended a public school. If your child is in public school & you decide to homeschool all you have to do is send a letter of intent to the school when you first start ( you don't have to report every year or anything like that once you have removed your child)

 

cedailey
by on Sep. 27, 2011 at 2:01 PM

Texas here, so see above  Easy Peasy

alexsmomaubrys2
by on Sep. 27, 2011 at 2:06 PM

In VA we only have to submit a letter at the beginning of the year stating that we are going to home-school and that we meet the requirements. We have to turn in either a standardized test or an evaluation at the end of each school year. All it has to show is progress.

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Maridel
by on Sep. 27, 2011 at 3:37 PM

In FL we have to file a letter of intent at the beginning of the year, and an evaluation by a certified teacher at the end of the year. We also have to keep a portfolio that the state can ask to see at anytime with a 15 day notice.

I think I'm moving to Texas! lol

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