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N. Home Schooling

1. Principles

a) NLTA respects the rights of parents to choose home schooling as an alternate form of schooling.

b) Home schooled children shall be permitted access to specific evaluation processes conducted by their base school, i.e. the school where they are registered throughout the year (e.g. standardized tests, criterion reference tests, etc.)

c) Additional evaluation processes shall not be arranged by classroom teachers for home schooled children except for those referred to in b) above.

d) The teacher does not take responsibility for the outcomes of assessment(s) (standardized test results/criterion test results) referred to in b) above.

e) The teacher does not take responsibility for assessing and evaluating home schooled students.

f) The teacher does not determine the promotional standards for home schooled children nor does it take responsibility for the promotion of home schooled children.

2. Curriculum

A teacher who has home schooled children registered in his/her classroom:

a) Shall not be expected to have an understanding of, or be required to become knowledgeable about the intended curriculum for home schooling programs if separate from provincial curriculum.

b) Shall not be expected or required to provide curriculum support materials and social growth experiences to home schooled children/parents without the teacher’s consent which may be given on a voluntary basis.

c) Shall not be expected to be available for educational and curriculum advice outside of school hours.

d) Shall not be expected or required to provide evaluation and assessment materials or advice other than that supplied through standardized evaluations and assessment materials.

e) Shall not be expected or required to provide partial or total assessment for course and grade promotions.

f) Shall not be expected to take responsibility for learning and educational outcomes of home schooled students. [Mar/10-11/95] [1995 AGM]