For Portfolio Reviewers
Our form, for use by certified teachers who review WV homeschool portfolios, is provided for optional use.
The form has two parts.
The first makes a clear statement about whether the child has or has not made “acceptable progress.” From that point, this flow chart might be helpful to you and the parents you serve. Feel free to provide the link to it.
The second part of the form is for the required narrative. This is where you should note any areas which you feel show need for improvement or remediation.
NOTE: The remediation recommended on the second page should not be confused with remediation that is required if the child has not made acceptable progress as noted on the first page. The first page of this form should clearly state whether the child has made acceptable progress. If he/she hasn’t, he/she will be required to either begin remediation (the first year this happens), or submit “additional evidence” of appropriate instruction to the county superintendent’s office (the second consecutive year this happens).
However, on the second page of this form, the teacher can note specific areas needing remediation – which does not necessarily mean that the child has not progressed appropriately overall. For example, the teacher may feel that the child should be remediated in fractions, while feeling that overall in all five subjects, he still progressed according to his abilities acceptably.
The first page is designed to be turned into the county in 3rd, 5th, 8th, and 11th grades. All three pages contain information required by law and must be kept on file by the parent for at least three years.
Questions? Contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Pertinent section of §18-8-1 (c)(2):
A portfolio of samples of the child’s work is reviewed by a certified teacher who determines whether the child’s academic progress for the year is in accordance with the child’s abilities. The teacher shall provide a written narrative about the child’s progress in the areas of reading, language, mathematics, science and social studies and shall note any areas which, in the professional opinion of the reviewer, show need for improvement or remediation. If the narrative indicates that the child’s academic progress for the year is in accordance with the child’s abilities, the child is considered to have made acceptable progress
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