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THE A-to-Z of Homeschooling
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Homeschool Portfolio Examples

Creating Portfolios

Records and Reports
AN A to Z RESOURCE
Your Homeschooling Guide offers a variety of ways to help you plan and track as you wend your way toward college.

Creating, Maintaining and Presenting a Homeschool Portfolio
Basically, a homeschool portfolio is a collection of materials that are used in order to showcase what your child has learned over the course of the “school year.” This is important because numerous states require an annual assessment of homeschooled students either via testing or the presentation of a portfolio. While it may seem that keeping a portfolio is only good in so far as you need to comply with the law. This is not the case however. Portfolios can also help parents and their children to record their progress and achievements. This becomes even more important once a child has reached high school and needs a diploma.

Homeschooling Essentials: The Portfolio
A portfolio is a tool that can be used to tell a story about what has been learned, what needs to be learned, the steps you have taken to master a topic, what worked for you and what didn’t, and any areas of difficulty you may have. It is a form of self-assessment where you, the learner, are actively involved in discovering all that you know!

Homeschool Portfolio Evaluations Shouldn’t Be Scary!
Learning about portfolio evaluations and local homeschooling laws can help eliminate some of the stress when it comes to keeping student records for your kids. It can also make the task of putting a strategy in place for keeping homeschool portfolio information much simpler.

How to Build a College Portfolio for Your Homeschooled Highschooler
While some states require the preparation of a yearly educational portfolio for their homeschooling residents, the college portfolio is a bit different. The college portfolio, along with the official high school transcript, shows potential colleges about the rigorous and unique high school experience of your child.

Recordkeeping: Portfolio & Grades
A portfolio is more relevant to homeschooling and is an excellent way of demonstrating the type of education your child has had and what resources were used in giving him or her that education. From Oklahoma Homeschool.

Student Portfolios: Classroom Uses
What is it? Portfolios are collections of student work representing a selection of performance.

Electronic Portfolios

Understanding Electronic Portfolios


Dr. Helen Barrett’s Electronic Portfolios
A really great website to help you understand the metaphor of a portfolio as used to reflect a student’s learning. Lots of examples and ideas.

Electronic Portfolios in the K-12 Classroom
The electronic portfolio, already a well-established tool in higher education, is beginning to appear in K-12 classrooms as well. Learn what electronic portfolios are and discover how they can help you and benefit your students. Included: Guidelines for developing personal portfolios.

ePortfolio Portal
A resource to assist you in gaining knowledge around the concepts of eportfolios.

Portfolio by BlueSky Schooler
Designed to make homeschool accountability easy, mobile, and flexible, Portfolio by BlueSky Schooler is the dynamic new app developed by homeschool mom, Keren Green. This record management tool adapts to any Homeschooling approach and helps you meet reporting requirements, specific to your family’s needs, with just a few taps on your phone.

Scrapbook or Yearbook Format

Homeschool Portfolios for Assessment Time
It’s getting close to that time of year again – assessment time! In Ohio, we have the option of standardized tests or having a portfolio review of our children’s work by a certified teacher. I prefer portfolio reviews. Putting together the academic portfolios actually begins at the very start of the school year.

Homeschool Portfolio as a Collection of Documents
When preparing your portfolio, carefully consider your audience. Will the portfolio primarily be viewed by friends and family members? Will it be shown to potential employers and college admissions departments? Do you plan to use it to comply with homeschool requirements in your state?


How do you put your homeschool portfolio together?
I always recommend that parents begin the school year with either an accordion file or a binder with tab dividers and even plastic sleeve protectors. Then as a student completes a project, test or other activity in a particular subject, simply insert it into the file or binder.

How to Create a Homeschool Notebook
A notebook is the perfect way to track your child’s progress through the year and keep a handle on their work. Many states require parents to keep a portfolio like this, but even if your state doesn’t, I would challenge you to consider the value in creating one anyway. It keeps mom and student organized and ready for the year, as well as each homeschool day. Wondering how to create a homeschool portfolio or notebook? Here is what works for us.


Scrapbook Scrapbook
Over 1000 printable pages of backgrounds, borders, frames, alphabets, journaling helps, ‘diecuts’, clipart, etc for scrapbooking and rubberstamping. Be sure to print in color on acid-free paper.

Scrapbooks
This forum is for those making scrapbooks and memory books. Please, do not apply paste directly to your monitor.

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