Q. What do I need to do to become certified as an homeschool evaluator for homeschool students?
A. Special training or evaluator certification is not required to become an evaluator for homeschooled students.
The testing statute, 22.1-254.1 (C), states the parent must provide an evaluation or assessment showing adequate growth and progress including but not limited to: “an evaluation letter from a person licensed to teach in any state, or a person with a master’s degree or higher in an academic discipline, having knowledge of the child’s academic progress…”
If you meet the criteria of being a certified teacher or having a master’s degree, you can state your credentials in your evaluation letter. Attach a verification document that will satisfy the superintendent.