HomeSchool Portfolio Reviews

I am available for portfolio reviews beginning in June of 2024.   

West Virginia Code § 18-8-1(c)(2)(C) Annually, the person or persons providing home instruction shall obtain an academic assessment of the child for the previous school year in one of the following ways… (iii) 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. 

West Virginia Code § 18-8-1(c)(2)(E) The parent or legal guardian shall submit to the county superintendent the results of the academic assessment of the child at grade levels three, five, eight and eleven, as applicable, by June 30 of the year in which the assessment was administered.

Evaluations or testing should be completed each year and kept on file for three years.

Evaluations are an excellent alternative to standardized testing, as they allow for a more natural and personal approach. Evaluations are a terrific choice for children with anxiety, special needs, young children, children who do not generally perform well on tests, or families who want to take a more authentic approach toward showing proof of progress.