Second Year to Struggle With Assessment Results?

by | Jun 2, 2021 | Articles, Assessments, Portfolios, Testing

Remember that the second consecutive year that a homeschooled student does not make “acceptable progress” on their annual homeschool assessment, the parent or instructor must submit “additional evidence” of appropriate instruction TO THE COUNTY.
  • What is “acceptable progress?”

Acceptable progress is made when the average of the five required test scores (reading, language, math, science, and social studies) falls at or above the 23rd percentile or 4th stanine. Find additional details here.


When a portfolio reviewer makes the statement that the child has progressed according to their abilities.
Find a helpful flow chart here.


  • What is “additional evidence?”

While the law does not give clear guidelines for what additional evidence means, it could include remedial plans, additional tutoring, or even evidence of progress. It might also include diagnostic information or statements by medical personnel that explains why low scores might be expected.

This article should provide additional help.


  • Isn’t this requirement only for grades 3, 5, 8 and 11?

NO. This is true no matter what grade level your student is in. However, it is only the second consecutive year that a child is below acceptable progress that this applies.

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