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.


No Notice (11):
Alaska
Connecticut
Idaho
Illinois
Indiana
Iowa
Michigan
Missouri
New Jersey
Oklahoma
Texas

Notice Only (15):
Alabama
Arkansas
Arizona
California
Delaware
Kansas
Kentucky
Mississippi
Montana
Nebraska
Nevada
New Mexico
Utah
Wisconsin
Wyoming

Assessment w/ Exceptions (13):
Colorado
District of Colombia
Florida
Georgia
Louisiana
Maryland
Minnesota
New Hampshire
North Carolina
South Carolina
Tennessee
Virginia
Washington

Moderate Assessment (7):
Hawaii
Maine
North Dakota
Ohio
Oregon
South Dakota
West Virginia

Thorough Assessment (5):
Massachusetts
New York
Pennsylvania
Rhode Island
Vermont

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