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EMAIL IS THE BEST WAY TO REACH US!
Just send us the following Form, Your Student's Work, Scores or Grades & your Payment to: FloridaHomeschoolHelp@yahoo.com
Please ( CLICK HERE ) to get the Form we need from you!
Be sure to send your form along with your Students Test Scores, FLVS Grades or Sample of the work for your Evaluation.
You can also MAIL us COPIES of the Work to:
Florida Homeschool Help
Attn: Grace C. Rodriguez
18311 NW 85th Avenue * Miami Lks, Florida 33015
End Of Year Evaluations
We offer evaluation services for homeschoolers across Florida.
Please know that beginning January, 2014, we only conduct “virtual” evaluations. Simply scan and email us samples of what we need to see (read below for details).
You can also mail us COPIES of your child’s portfolio via USPS. Some people prefer to do this.
Don’t worry! Evaluations should always be informative and relaxed.
What You’ll Need To Produce (this is for Florida – other states vary slightly.)
* A log of academic activities.
* Student samples in each subject area from the beginning, middle and end of the school year.
* A list of all books read during the year. Books that you or someone else has read to the student count also.
* Your student. To satisfy state requirements we need to have a short, informal conversation with your student.
* Any questions you may have for us.
What we need to see according to FL law, is yearly progress. As a homeschooling mom myself, I know that often the progress you think you’ll make during the year is not exactly what you thought you’d see at the end of the year. It’s often much more than you’d expected!
If you have questions, don't worry it's normal just email us:
A Cyber Evaluation is the fastest, easiest and most economical way to comply with Florida Law regarding annual homeschool portfolio evaluations. With a cyber evaluation there is no need to travel to meet with the evaluator or have the evaluator come to your home. You meet with the state certified evaluator on-line and over the phone. As a result, the costs are much less because it saves the evaluator travel time and fuel costs. And in most counties the annual portfolio evaluation letter is accepted through email by the county’s home education or student services office. All you need as the parent is to keep a copy of the evaluation letter for your records, which can be printed from the PDF file through email or sent directly to you in the mail.
Sounds great! How do I get started?
1. Send the evaluator samples of your child’s homeschool portfolio. This can be done several ways:
We Musts Proof that you child is Progressing so we ask that you send us work from the Beginning of Homeschooling, The Middle and the End.
The basic idea here is that the evaluator has to see that the work has been done by the student and progress has been made. Therefore, samples of work from the beginning and the end of the school year are necessary so that the evaluator can make a comparison and see the student’s progress.
2. Set up a time for your child to have an interview with the evaluator. This can be done several ways:
3. Make sure that you have provided the evaluator with the following information:
The best way to do this is by emailing: FloridaHomeschoolHelp@Yahoo.com
4. Pay for the service. Cyber evaluations cost $59.99 per child ( K-11th Grade Only ) and $99.99 For Seniors ( 12 grade ). This can be done several ways:
After these easy steps are complete, then the evaluator will send you a copy of the portfolio evaluation letter via Email/ Fax or regular mail. If you need, and the county allows, the evaluation letter can also be emailed or Faxed directly to the county.
The annual portfolio evaluation is the easiest and quickest method of evaluation that can be done for the homeschooling child. Many parents are not sure what exactly needs to be done and some county home education departments seem to be confusing people.
First, the school year for the homeschooling child begins and ends at the time of year that the child has been registered as a homeschool student. That is usually around he child’s birthday since they are not required to register a child until the child turns 6 years old. If the child has been withdrawn from a school they should be registered at that time, regardless of their birthday.
Secondly, the requirements for the homeschooling parent are to keep a portfolio containing samples of the child’s work, record a reading list for the child and have an annual evaluation done before the end of the child’s year. The quickest, easiest and most economical method of annual evaluation is for a certified teacher to review the child’s portfolio and document the annual evaluation letter for the county district home education office. It is just that simple.
Home education is the most effective and important. It is my pleasure to be able help in anyway I can.My goals for doing evaluations is to ease the process and enable parents, and children, to have more stress free quality time.
Here are some quick tips to answer your questions about how to send samples of student work via email.
First of all, to accomplish this you will need a scanner, or if you do not have a scanner, a good digital camera.
If you are using a scanner, you have to choose what file format the scanner will output the image to. The best format to send samples is .PDF. This file format makes very neat, legible copies of the work and also keeps the file sizes low so that you can attach several files to an email at a time.
Most newer scanners will have the option to output the file as a .PDF via a button on the scanner, or in the scanner program itself. If your scanner does not have this option, then the next best file format to use is .JPEG or .JPG.
The JPEG is an image file and can tend to be a large file. DO NOT reduce the quality of the image to conserve memory, however. Doing so will only make it harder to see the work.
If you do not have a scanner, you can still produce JPEG files of your student’s work by using your digital camera. Take sharp, close-up photos of the work, one page at a time, using lots of light to make the images very visible. The most important thing is to make sure that the photo is nice and sharp.
Because JPEG images can be quite large, the best way to send the images is in batches. For example, send 5 – 10 images of math work in one email, then 5 -10 images of language arts in another email, etc. This also helps keep things organized and is a good idea no matter what file types you use.
If your student samples are easy to read and well organized, this will cut down the turn-around time for your evaluation. Missing work or work that has to be re-scanned will make the cyber evaluation take longer.
If you would like me to perform a Cyber Homeschool Portfolio Evaluation for your child, the following is necessary:
You can either mail me the work samples or you can scan them and attach them to an email. You can even take some digital photos of the work and attach those to an email. Whatever is best and easiest for you. Our Email Address is: FloridaHomeschoolHelp@Yahoo.com
Hope this Information helps, however if you still have questions feel free to call us: 786.529.6515 ( Monday- Thursday )
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