County Public Schools Student Services Department

Responsibilities- Home Education

The parent/guardian enrolling a student in a Home Education Program must:

  • Provide an Annual Evaluation for each student no later than each anniversary of his/her date of registration as specified in section 1002.41, Florida Statutes.  Evaluators may submit an electronic version. Only original copies will be accepted from parents.
  • Annual evaluations shall comply with one of the following:
    •  A Florida certified teacher chosen by the parent/guardian shall evaluate the child’s educational progress based on a review of the portfolio and discussion with the student; or
    • The student shall take a nationally-normed achievement test administered by a certified teacher; or
    • The student may take a state student assessment test used by the school district and administered by a certified teacher, at a location and under testing conditions approved by the school district.
    • The student shall be evaluated by an individual holding a valid, active license pursuant to the provisions of s. 490.003(7) or (8); or
    •  The student shall be evaluated with any other valid measurement tool mutually agreed upon by the school district and the student’s parent.
    • Preserve each student’s portfolio for two years and make it available for inspection by the Superintendent’s designee, with a 15-day written notice.
    • Maintain a portfolio of records and materials including a daily log of educational activities (title/author of reading materials) and samples of student work products (e.g., worksheets, writing samples) for all subjects.
  • For more information on locating a Florida certified teacher contact or a local home education support group.
  • The Home Education Office does not have access to any third party educational records.     This includes all virtual (FLVS), correspondence, on-line curriculum or support groups.
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