Home instruction is a choice by the parent to home school their child; wherein, the parent accepts all financial responsibility for the child’s curriculum and tutorial needs. This action limits the involvement of the public school and the parent’s accessibility to certain school resources, such as teachers, IEP support and curriculum.
In addition, the student is not eligible to participate in any school sponsored sport programs. Home instruction should not be confused with homebound, which is an educational service provided by the public school based on medical necessity presented by the student.
Achievement Test Sites for Home-Instructed Students
According to the Code of Virginia, "the parent who elects to provide home instruction shall provide the division superintendent, by August 1st following the school year in which the child has received home instruction with either (i) evidence that the child has attained a composite score in or above the fourth stanine on a battery of achievement tests which have been approved by the Board of Education for use in the public schools or (ii) an evaluation or assessment which, in the judgment of the division superintendent, indicates that the child is achieving an adequate level of educational growth and progress." Children who are under the age of six as of September 30 of the school year are exempt from the testing requirements.
Below are suggestions to assist you in securing an appropriate testing instrument, however, you are not limited to those listed below:
California Achievement Test (CAT)
Christian Liberty Academy
502 W. Euclid Avenue
Arlington Heights, IL 60004
Telephone: (847) 259-4444
Iowa Test of Basic Skills (ITBS)
Tests of Achievement and Proficiency (TAP)
Stanford Achievement Test (grades K-8)
Test of Academic Skills (TASK) (Stanford's test for grades 9-12)
Bob Jones University Press
Greenville, SC 29614
Telephone: (800) 845-5731