Assessment Considerations

Assessment Considerations

Hmm…portfolio review or standardized testing? While a homeschool assessment must be done EVERY YEAR for students of compulsory age, which assessment option is best?  The portfolio review option was hard-won back in 1994 to help special needs students and others...
The State of 2020 Assessments

The State of 2020 Assessments

Do we still have to do them? Yesterday the WV State DOE issued a statement strongly encouraging counties to accept homeschool testing results through December 31.  This should be a relief to any homeschool instructors who have 3rd, 5th, 8th or 11th graders and who are...
Assessment Considerations

Assessment Considerations

While a homeschool assessment must be done every year for students of compulsory age, there are two main options to choose from: testing and portfolio review.  The portfolio review option was hard-won in 1994 to help special needs students and others for whom testing...
Wait!  Does That Test Meet WV Code?

Wait! Does That Test Meet WV Code?

While the myriad of testing choices available to parents may offer more flexibility, they come with an equal dose of responsibility.  Recent ads to WV families have promoted online and traditional versions of the Stanford test – some of which do not meet state...