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July 17, 2001
Unnecessary Certification Dropped

JACKSONVILLE—The general director of student services declared that the public schools would no longer recognize portfolio evaluations of a child's work if the teacher was not certified in the child's grade level. Home School Legal Defense Association wrote the official, explaining that while the Florida home school law does allow families to choose to have their child's academic progress evaluated by a certified teacher, it does not require that the teacher be certified in that child's particular grade level. As a result, the director of student services agreed to drop the unnecessary grade-specific certification requirement.