Florida Times-Union, Jacksonville, Florida, 11 December 2006, Board is seldom involved
Its description of the accountability process, however, was at best unclear and potentially misleading. Readers were told that home-schooling programs are assessed annually by the local school district, which reviews the portfolio and evaluates the children’s performance on standardized tests.
In fact, parents complying with the Florida Statutes governing home education are free to have their children evaluated by any individual of their choice who holds a valid Florida teaching certificate.
The parents choose both the method – a portfolio review or a standardized test – as well as the properly credentialed evaluator.