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3/3/2005 4:49:26 PM
Home School Legal Defense Association
Virginia--Year End Testing Recommendations for HSLDA Members

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March 3, 2005


Virginia--Year End Testing Recommendations for HSLDA Members


Dear HSLDA members and friends:

With the defeat of House Bill 1770, some homeschoolers are wondering
what they should do regarding testing this year. The short answer is:
do exactly what you have done in the past. Since the bill did not
pass, the law did not change. Therefore, we do not expect local
school districts to change their approach.

The struggle over H.B. 1770 has raised awareness that there are two
testing options for Virginia homeschoolers. When you submit your
year-end assessment, we recommend that you DO NOT specify whether you
are submitting it under testing option 1 or 2. The superintendent is
required to accept your assessment if it fits under EITHER testing
option as long as the composite score is at or above the 23rd
percentile.

According to an earlier Attorney General opinion, ANY national
standardized test is acceptable under option 2.

Of course, if your child scores below the 23rd percentile on the
standardized test, do not submit the test results to the school
district. Instead, contact HSLDA and we will advise you on how to
obtain an evaluation which will show your child's progress.

Thank you again for your calls to the General Assembly that prevented
a loss of our testing freedom in Virginia.

Sincerely,


Scott A. Woodruff
HSLDA Staff Attorney



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