The Home Education Portfolio

  • To demonstrate that appropriate education is occurring, the supervisor will provide and maintain a portfolio of records and materials for each student enrolled in the home education program.

    The portfolio will consist of a log, made contemporaneously with the instruction, that designates by title the reading materials used; samples of any writings; worksheets, workbooks or creative materials used or developed by the student; and in grades three, five and eight the results of nationally normed standardized achievement tests in reading, language arts and mathematics or results of statewide tests administered in these grade levels. At the discretion of the supervisor, the portfolio may include the results of nationally normed standardized achievement tests for other subject areas or grade levels.

    The following is the list of approved nationally normed standardized tests:

    1. California Achievement Test.
    2. Comprehensive Testing Program (CTPIII).
    3. Comprehensive Test of Basic Skills.
    4. Iowa Test of Basic Skills.
    5. Metropolitan Achievement Test.
    6. Peabody Individual Test.
    7. Stanford Achievement Test.
    8. Tera Nova.
    9. Wide Range Achievement Test.
    10. Woodcock Johnson Revised Tests of Achievement.

    A teacher or administrator who evaluates a portfolio at the elementary level (K-6) must have at least two (2) years of experience in grading any of the following subjects: English, to include spelling, reading and writing; arithmetic; science; geography; history of the United States and Pennsylvania; and civics.

    A teacher or administrator who evaluates a portfolio at the secondary level (7-12) must have at least two (2) years of experience in grading any of the following subjects: English, to include language, literature, speech, reading and composition; science, to include biology, chemistry and physics; geography; social studies, to include economics, civics, world history, history of the United States and Pennsylvania; foreign language; and mathematics, to include general mathematics, algebra, trigonometry, calculus and geometry.

    The supervisor will ensure that the nationally normed standardized tests or the statewide tests are not administered by the child’s parent/guardian.