View Poll Results: How do you handle record-keeping in your homeschool?

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  • We aren't required to keep any kinds of records, so we don't.

    9 22.50%
  • We aren't required to keep records, but I still keep track of what we have studied.

    9 22.50%
  • We keep an annual portfolio for state regulation purposes.

    5 12.50%
  • I use a traditional lesson planner to track our progress.

    6 15.00%
  • I use an online record-keeping software to track our progress.

    5 12.50%
  • Other

    14 35.00%
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  1. #31


    I chose Other.
    We aren't required to keep any records, report to anyone, keep a portfolio or take standardized tests. I do keep records, though. I use Homeschool Tracker Plus to keep track of assignments, grades (for the things that get graded), attendance, and keeping track of our homeschool materials. I like the large selection of reports that I can print & the fact that I can use it for transcripts. I also keep pretty much every piece of work they do - workbooks, tests, projects (at least pictures of the projects), pics taken on field trips, Notebooking Pages, etc. I have some OCD tendencies, though. Since we have so much freedom here, burden of proof would fall to us if we were ever investigated. So, on the off chance that someone might report us & say that my kids aren't getting an education, I'm making sure that I have more than enough proof that my kids are being educated in complete compliance with state laws.

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  3. #32


    We aren't required but I do anyway. I write our daily work down in an assignment notebook; I also log it into a googledocs spreadsheet; and I keep a binder of DS1's written work.

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    I put that we don't keep any records because we are not required to.
    What that means is that I don't record anything beyond what the kids have done. I have a TON of product. LOL
    I really don't care how they compare to what their public school peers are doing, but I do know that the curriculum we use is aligned to state and national standards.
    I guess if someone wanted to know what we were doing, I could pull out the pages of each unit that show the standards that they are aligned to.

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