Educational Services

Homeschool Portfolio Evaluations

Portfolio evaluations for grades 1-6, are completed by a New Hampshire certified elementary teacher. Students must achieve “progress at a level commensurate with the child’s age and ability” per RSA 193-A.

It is important to find an evaluator who is understanding and supportive of your approach to homeschooling. I offer a free 15 minute phone consultation for you to ask questions, to discuss your child’s portfolio, and agree on a location for the review to take place. To set up a free phone consult email me at hello@kourtneylafavre.com

Individual portfolio reviews are $45.

Individual portfolio reviews take place in a mutually agreed upon location. We will meet in person for about 45 minutes and I will review the portfolio, take notes, and ask questions. I will write up a report that includes a description of the work reviewed, and a summary of educational progress. A printed and signed report will be mailed to you within 2 weeks. Payment is due at the time of the meeting and you will receive a receipt acknowledging your payment.

If you have a digital portfolio, the evaluation can be done through email, telephone, or an online Zoom video conference.

Group Portfolio Reviews $40

This is an opportunity to gather with others (play date, parent’s night out, curriculum sale) and also have your portfolios reviewed. And a good option to share the mileage fee. 4 portfolio minimum.

 

No mileage fees for meeting in the following towns: Tuftonboro, Wolfeboro, Ossipee, Moultonboro, Alton, Sandwich, Center Harbor.

I do not reschedule “no-shows.” If you arrive late, the evaluation may not be possible.

What do you include in a portfolio?

A portfolio is an opportunity to showcase your child. It can demonstrate what your child has achieved, what they are exploring, and how they have progressed in the last year. A reading list or log (independent and read alouds) is required.

Other possible items to include:

  • Pictures or a year book. You can also include photos of student work, workbooks, journals, etc.
  • Your own personal observations.
  • Work samples.
  • Writing samples. It doesn’t have to be formal, even the writing they do for “play” counts!
  • Field trips, excursions, activities, lessons, concerts, festivals, historic sites, vacations.
  • List of topics that were explored or investigated.
  • Curriculum used, if any.
  • List of videos or documentaries watched.
  • Community service, awards, certificates.
  • Summary of projects or unit studies.
  • Progress reports from online learning programs.
  • A parent statement or mission statement. A summary of how you feel the year went.
  • Self-assessments completed by the child. Here’s an example.
  • Anything else that you or your child would like to share!
  • Video clip of your child reading aloud.
  • Any information about identified disabilities and the accommodations made.

Additional resources:

Creating an educational manifesto: https://kourtneylafavre.com/manifesto/

http://minds-in-bloom.com/20-end-of-year-reflection-questions/

http://homeschoolden.com/2014/06/09/end-of-year-homeschool-questionnaires-for-students-and-adults/

https://www.time4learning.com/homeschool_portfolios.shtml

https://granitestatehomeeducators.org/testing-evaluations/teacher-evaluators-proctors/

http://nhhomeschooling.org/evaluators/