HSLDA recommends that parents who are homeschooling struggling learners and/or children with special needs arrange for regular evaluations and document their child’s progress. It is important to keep accurate records demonstrating how you are meeting your child’s special needs and how your child is progressing. As a general guide, the more severe the special learning need, the more frequent and thorough the evaluations should be.
What types of tests/assessments are used to measure and document progress?
- Curriculum-based assessments, such as end-of-unit tests, parent-teacher made tests, quizzes, or evaluations.
- Informal and ongoing assessments, such as checklists, rubrics, oral reading records, anecdotal notes, work samples, portfolios, student learning logs, journals, etc.
- Standardized, achievement tests (nationally normed).
- Informal reading inventories and other diagnostic reading tests (such as the GORT-4 and the QRI) which must be...