Scope And Sequence
Many homeschoolers use the Common Core State Standards to learn “educationalese” for filling out reports or required plans. While homeschooled students are not required to follow Common Core, they will compete in the future for jobs and college placement with students who have been educated to these standards. So, when homeschooling, try to do better than standard!
The links below and to the left are to state department of education pages with content standards in the USA, Australia, New Zealand, UK, and Canada. These are useful to those who wish to homeschool for a short period of time, and wish their children to go as slow as the school system, so they won’t master subjects beyond their grade level and be too advanced to be happy back in a regular classroom.
Another thought: why settle for lowly state standards? Call or write the fanciest, highest-priced, private schools in your state or nearby. Pretend you are considering enrollment. Ask for a copy of their curriculum standards. Often these are also online. Here’s the course catalog for the Head-Royce School, in Oakland, California, for example.
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AN A TO Z ARTICLE
Why have the government content standards on a homeschooling website?Planning a Custom Education
AN A TO Z ARTICLE
The real trick to homeschooling is, believe it or not, to forget what “they” have put in place of goals for your child.Common Core State Standards Initiative
A state-led effort coordinated by the National Governors Association Center for Best Practices (NGA Center) and the Council of Chief State School Officers (CCSSO). The standards were developed in collaboration with teachers, school administrators, and experts, to provide a clear and consistent framework to prepare our children for college and the workforce.Core Knowledge
An independent, non-profit, non-partisan organization founded in 1986 by E. D. Hirsch, Jr., author of many books including Cultural Literacy: What Every American Needs to Know and The Schools We Need and Why We Don’t Have Them.Standards, Testing & Accountability
The Thomas B. Fordham Institute publishes a number of articles about the adoption of standards.
Guide to Building Visual Arts Lessons
Mathematics Teachers’ Familiarity With Standards and Their Instructional Practices: 1995 and 1999
McREL Content Standards
The National Standards for Arts Education