Homeschool Freedom Academy Testing/Evaluations
Students enrolled in an independent school must demonstrate “sufficient academic progress”. Homeschool Freedom Academy has 3 options parents can choose from in order meet this legal requirement, testing, a professional evaluation or a parent evaluation.
Testing for HFA will happen every two years on school years ending with an even number.
The following tests are accepted by HFA
California Achievement Test
Classic Learning Test
Iowa Test of Basic Skills
Stanford Achievement Test
SAT/ACT College Admissions Test
Woodcock-Johnson Achievement Test
Basic Achievement Skills Inventory
Personalizes Achievement Summary System
Students using the testing method must achieve a composite score above 13% to demonstrate “sufficient academic progress.” Tests can be taken multiple times and the best score submitted. Final test results must be submitted by July 31st. Your child will be unable to re-enroll in HFA if these results or other required records haven’t been submitted.
If there is another nationally standardized test that you have used and don’t see listed, please contact email@example.com.
If you have a special needs student or a student with a learning disability, HFA may make accommodations with alternative testing on a case by case basis. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Instead of testing, another option is to do a professional evaluation by a “qualified person” C.R.S. 22-33-104.5(2)(c). This can be a good option for students who struggle with test taking or special needs students. The evaluator will work with your child to go over content taught and learned and what needs to be addressed for educational success. The evaluator determines if there is sufficient growth is happening according to the child’s abilities.
HFA offers evaluations from some of our qualified Mentor Moms for $200 per student
The last option is a parent evaluation. The parent evaluation is a form that has a section for each subject required by law to be taught, C.R.S. 22-33-104.5(3)(d). This form must be completed by the parent and must contain what the student worked on, the student’s strengths and weaknesses, and what the parent plans to do to address the areas that need improvement. The form must be submitted to HFA to demonstrate “sufficient academic progress”.
HFA offers parent evaluations for $25 per student.