Limitations in Current Oversight
Oversight of homeschooling is currently severely limited in most states. Eleven states do not require parents to notify education officials when they begin. Twenty-four states have assessment requirements, but in most cases parents may chose a different homeschool option, assessments are not turned in, or results are not used to identify students in need of help or academic intervention. Further, a full fourteen states do not legally require homeschool parents to provide education in any specific subject.
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█ No Notice: These states do not require any contact with state or local officials.
█ Notice Only: These states require notice of intent to homeschool only.
█ Assessment w/ Exceptions: These states require assessments but have various exceptions.
█ Moderate Assessment: These states have assessments with lax thresholds for intervention.
█ Thorough Assessment: These states require assessments combined with other provisions.