The WV homeschooling law, part 18-8-1 (c)(2) requires that each home educated child of compulsory age be assessed every year in reading, language arts, math, science, and social studies. Parents must maintain copies of each student’s academic assessment for three years. The assessment results for students in 3rd, 5th, 8th, and 11th grades must be submitted to the county by June 30.
The annual assessment can be
- a standardized achievement test nationally normed within the last ten years, or
- the testing program currently in use in the WV public schools and administered in a public school (not recommended by WVHEA), or
- a written narrative prepared by a certified teacher (commonly called the “portfolio review”), or
- an alternative assessment agreed to by the county superintendent (not recommended by WVHEA).