Assessment for Home Education Students

The Home Education Handbook provides this direction for assessment of home educated students.

Parent-directed assessment

  • It is important to regularly review the Schedule of Learning Outcomes to consider how your program addresses all of the outcomes and how you might incorporate all of the outcomes into your program. Update your specific plans following your reviews of outcomes and your assessment of your program needs.
  • The handbook has a sample rubric used to help with assessment and guide student progress to bump up their level of understanding and evidence of performance.
  • Palliser is expected to keep records of assessment by the home education facilitator.

Assessment by the facilitator will include:

  • start of the year benchmarking of student's level of understanding with dated samples of student work.
  • mid year assessment of student progress and may include Canadian Test of Basic Skills or the Canadian Achievement test, and parent summary, updating learning plan.
  • end of year celebration of learning may include a parent summary and student portfolio

The celebration of learning is so important to help students understand and evaluate their own learning. Here is a sample from a grade 4 student, used with her permission.

Mrs. Christensen always lent me a listening ear and would always help to grow my understanding of subjects outside of what she taught. It is because of these three teachers in particular that I chose to pursue education.

Mahnoor, 12

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