Keeping Homeschool Records

The needs and requirements of homeschool record-keeping in the US vary significantly depending on the state you live in and the teaching philosophy you have adopted. Some homeschooling families follow a more traditional curriculum where progress is regularly documented, while others believe in more child-led learning, where a student progresses not by 'standard school years' but by the strengths and interests of the child. Whatever your teaching philosophy, if you live in a state that requires some form of charting and record keeping - and chances are you do -- you'll appreciate the advice and information provided here by experienced homeschooling families.

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