• 1994. Portfolio reviews were added as a permitted form of assessment, particularly for children with special learning needs.
  • 2003. Parents were no longer required to have a college degree to homeschool through high school.
  • 2013. Thanks to WV homeschool activists, PreK-4 was not made mandatory, and parents were permitted to remove their children from PreK-4 without an NOI.
  • 2015.
    • SB 447
      • Allowed issuance of diploma by public, private or home school administrator.  Such diploma or credential is legally sufficient to demonstrate that the person meets the definition of having a high school diploma or its equivalent. No state agency or institution of higher learning in this state may reject or otherwise treat a person differently solely on the grounds of the source of such a diploma or credential. Nothing in this section prevents any agency or institution of higher learning from inquiring into the substance or content of the program to assess the content thereof for the purposes of determining whether a person meets other specific requirements.
  •  2016.
    • HB 4175
      • no longer required annual assessment reporting for home-schooled students, whether they submit tests or portfolios
      • parents could now administer their child’s’ tests
      • teachers reviewing homeschoolers’ portfolios no longer had to submit teacher certification numbers.
      • lowered the threshold that homeschoolers must pass on tests to achieve “acceptable progress”
      • required that county school superintendents show probable cause before seeking court orders denying homeschooling for kids
      • removed the annual requirement that parents notify their local superintendent or school board of their intent to home-school
      • removed two-week waiting period
      • children who are starting home education, as long as they have filed the proper paperwork, cannot be “truant”—nor are they status offenders under the abuse and neglect code
  • 2018
    • SB 319
      • Allowed individuals who completed home schooling be eligible for PROMISE scholarship without equivalent diploma