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Every state maintains different regulations on whether homeschool families must submit to regular achievement testing. Please check with the homeschool liaison in your county or state to confirm what the most up-to-date laws and regulations are pertaining to homeschooling.|
As for January 2018, state testing requirements are as follows:
MarylandMaryland homeschool families are NOT required to have their children take any standardized achievement testing. Families may opt to have their children participate in Maryland public school's Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers (PARCC) Grades 3 - 8 English/Language Arts and Mathematics tests; or in the high school end-of-course assessments in English 10, Algebra I, Algebra II, and Geometry.
PennsylvaniaIn 3rd, 5th, and 8th grade, Pennsylvania families must submit results from reading/language arts and mathematics subtests along with their portfolio of records. The Wechsler Individual Achievement Test, 3rd Edition (WIAT-III) is one of ten approved standardized tests that Pennsylvania homeschool children can take. The law specifically states that a parent may not administer the test to their own child. As an alternative to paying for private testing, families may also select to have their child take the Pennsylvania State Standardized Achievement test, PSSA, at their local public school.
VirginiaThe Virginia Home Instruction Statute (22.1-254.1 C) requires parents to provide evidence of progress by August 1 of the recently completed school year. One option of proof is that parents may submit a composite score in or above the fourth stanine on any nationally normed standardized achievement test, such as the WIAT-III.
Washington D.C.Washington D.C. homeschool families are NOT required to have their children take any standardized achievement testing.
Hand In Hand Homeschool offers special pricing for families requesting individualized achievement testing in order to meet state requirements. Score reports are available within 48 hours of testing. Contact us today for more information and to schedule your appointment.
September 22, 2019
What our clients say about Hand In Hand:
"Thanks again for a great testing experience and the additional materials you sent." ~ Rachel from Washington D.C.
~ Rachel from Washington D.C.