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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
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