In my state we have a choice between having a portfolio evaluated or doing a test. Either way, the results are only for us and we don't have share them with the state or anyone (not sure why we have to do it then...lol)
We were going to go the portfolio route, but then a friend said the test is way easier for the mom, lol. For the test, they only have to score in the 40th percentile or above, the test would be good for me to just confirm we are doing fine (or better than fine). It can be done at home, then sent in to have it scored. My concern with this is just wondering what happens to the scores after, are they in some database?
For the portfolio, it's around the same price as the test. It's a lot more work for me to put it together. But I like the idea of it to get in the habit for later. It can be an assignment with the kids as well which helps them with accountability I think. This will take up more room for storing it than a test score. But I also know where the portfolio is going and who is seeing it, etc.
So which would you do? Do you have experiences with either or both you'd like to share to help me make a decision?