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Annual Evidence of Achievement

To comply with 22.1-254.1 of the Code of Virginia, the parent is required to submit, by the following August 1, evidence of the child's academic achievement in one of the following ways:

1.  Evidence that the child has attained a composite score in or above the fourth stanine on any nationally normed standardized achievement test; or

2.  An evaluation or assessment which the school division superintendent determines to indicate that the child is achieving an adequate level of educational growth and progress, including, but not limited to:

a) an evaluation letter from a person licensed to teach in any state, or a person with a master's degree or higher in an academic discipline, having knowledge of the child's academic progress, stating that the child is achieving an adequate level of educational growth and progress; or

b) a report card or transcript from a community college or college, college distance learning program, or home-education correspondence school.

The Virginia Department of Education does not maintain a list of approved tests and evaluations.  Most homeschooling families in Greene choose to administer the California Achievement Test (CAT).

If the parent does not provide the required evidence of progress, the superintendent may place the home instruction program on probation for one year.  If the required evidence is not provided by August 1 following the probationary year, home instruction shall cease and the parent must make other arrangements that comply with the compulsory attendance law. (22.1-245.1.C, Code of Virginia)