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Dear Helping Hand,

Help! I feel like we’re drowning in papers over here. What do I really need to keep for long term homeschooling records?


I spoke with an attorney from the Home School Legal Defense Association and here’s what he said. (Information taken from Chris Klicka’s book Homeschooling: The Right Choice). Remember to check with your particular state’s homeschooling organization if you have specific questions, but here are some good guidelines. Each child should have a permanent record file as well as an annual record file. The permanent file should contain report cards, high school transcripts, any standardized test scores, immunization records, and written assessments or progress reports (whether by you or someone else). The annual record file should be kept for 2 to 3 years and should contain a few work samples per subject (beginning, middle, and end of year for example), all tests, major reports or projects (take a picture if it’s too big to save!), field trip reports, and any attendance records that you may be required to keep in your state.

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