What are the requirements for homeschooling parents that choose a certified teacher to review their child’s portfolio for the annual evaluation required by FL state law? Show the ceritifed teacher samples of your child’s portfolio (work) from the past year.

What are the requirements for a Florida certified teacher conducting a portfolio review for the annual educational evaluation? Review samples of the child’s portfolio (work) and determine if the child has progressed comensurate to their ability or not, and have a discussion with the child.

These common questions and their simple answers are the main reasons why I do annual evaluations at such a low price.

{email, or call me anytime, for evaluations done easily, quickly and very economically ($25) I am a FL Dept. of Education certified teacher – exp. date: 6/30/16: CCTucker7@ gmail .com -no spaces of course – OR call: 904-272-7245 / 786-525-3545 C.C. Tucker}

First of all, this is my contribution to help home educators and to promote the best educational school choice  available to parents: homeschooling!

Secondly, it only takes about 2 hours (generally) to complete the portfolio review and I only charge $12.50 an hour. This isn’t brain surgery, and I have no outstanding college loans to pay (never did thankfully). I feel like it is outrageous to charge more than $35 for an evaluation, and I choose to charge less. It is my attempt to be a helpful part of our community.

If evaluators are charging more than $35 because it takes them longer to complete the evaluation, ask yourself, and them:

1. Is the “evaluator” writing “reports” about the child’s portfolio and/or progress? That’s not required for an evaluation from an evaluator. They should know better.

2. Is the evaluator demanding to see the “activity log,” “reading list,” in addition to the whole portfolio (all the child’s work)? For an annual educational evaluation, these extra items are not required by FL state law on home education.

3. How much is the evaluator charging per hour? If it is just a flat rate, how long does the evaluator estimate that the evaluation will take? How does it usually take? If the answer is more than 2 hours, then ask, why?

A standardized test, or test of any kind, is not required for the annual educational evaluation required by Florida state law on home edcuation. Standardized tests are different. They do take longer and they are more expensive.

You will find many answers to your most asked questions by going to the web sites’  pages reacheds by clicking on the following link:

http://www.homeschoolingflorida.com/

http://www.homeschoolingflorida.com/blog/

http://www.floridaschoolchoice.org/information/home_education/faqs.asp#def

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I am a home schooling parent since 1999 and a U.S. certified teacher since 1993. I am also an approved standardized test administrator. I spent 12 years full time teaching in the classrooms of public and private schools in Europe, the U.S.A. and South America, and I have been homeschooling our children with my very Wonderful, Beautiful and intelligent wife for the past 13 years, I am extremely inspired everyday to promote homeschooling and excellent home education in every way possible.

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