Section 1002.41, F.S., requires the parent to provide for an annual evaluation of the home education student. A student in a home educational setting must be evaluated once a year to demonstrate educational progress at a level equivalent to his or her abilities. The parent/guardian selects the method evaluation from those provided in the Florida Statue, then files a copy of the evaluation annually in the superintendent's office. The evaluation must consist of one of the following:

a.    A Florida certified teacher chosen by the parent/guardian may evaluate the child's progress based on the
review of the portfolio and discussion with the student;

b.    The student may take any nationally normed student achievement test administered by a certified teacher;

c.    The student may take a state student assessment test used by the school district and administered by a
certified teacher, at a location and under testing conditions approved by the school district;

d.    The student may be evaluated by a psychologist holding a valid, active license pursuant to the provisions of
Section 490.003 (7) or (8), F.S.; or

e.    The student may be evaluated with any other valid measurement tool as mutually agreed upon the by school
superintendent of the district in which the student resides and the student's parent/guardian.

In the event you would like your student to participate in statewide assessments including, Florida Standards Assessments and/or End of Course exams, all will be held in the Lee County Public Education Center in Spring, 2017. The documents below include the specific details of each grade level and subject area assessment. If you would like your student to voluntarily take part in any state testing during the 2016-2017 school year, please return the Registration Notice (RSVP) to the Home Education Department in person, fax, email or direct mail before the day of testing to ensure proper testing materials are prepared:

Home Education Department

2855 Colonial Blvd

Fort Myers, FL 33966

(f) 239-461-8451

[email protected]

Lee County Public Education Center, EAST Entrance