When first deciding to homeschool, you may be surprised to discover that in some parts of the United States, there are many rules and regulations that govern that decision. In fact, in some of the most restrictive states, your plan for home education must be approved before you can begin. If you are homeschooling for special education, there are even more regulations to follow, as your homeschool environment is governed by IDEA, just as any school environment would be. This can work both in your favor, by opening up opportunities for therapies your child may need, as well as requiring some regular documentation and paperwork to ensure the student is in the most appropriate educational placement. Learn about the regulations and legal issues that impact homeschooling at Bright Hub Education, written and vetted by experienced homeschoolers and educators.
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No matter what you believe your student’s level is, at some point, most states will require that you evaluate the student. Whether you’re having the student take standardized tests or simply keeping a record of work via using homeschool testing products, it will help if you know where to find them!
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Homeschooling is legal in all of Canada though guidelines differ by province and territory, as education is a provincial rather than a federal issue. This article provides an overview of the legalities of Canadian home education and how to get started.
It seems like the federal government has a great deal of involvement in our nation’s schools. No Child Left Behind, standardized testing… seems like they would have a lot of rules and regulations regarding homeschooling, right? Wrong. Read on to learn more.
In a traditional public school setting, an Individualized Education Program (IEP) begins with a request or referral. From there, federal IDEA laws and state regulations outline the process. For homeschoolers, the process for and the use of IEP’s is very different.
Many states require homeschoolers to complete standardized tests at the end of the year. What is required in your state and which test should you use? We answer these questions and more in this guide.