Is Testing Required For Homeschool Students?

Homeschool Testing - Homeschool State Laws

Testing is a requirement for homeschool students in some states but not in all.

What Does My State Require For Homeschool Testing?

Not all states require homeschool students to participate in testing. Among the states that do require testing, not all of them require you to submit your child’s test scores. Some states accept other forms of testing such as evaluations or assessments by certified educators.

For example, the North Dakota homeschool law requires homeschool students to participate in a standardized achievement test during their 4th grade, 6th grade, 8th grade, and 10th grade years. Parents are required to submit their child’s test scores to the local superintendent for filing.

However, in Washington the homeschool law requires students to participate in testing or evaluations every year but the scores/results do not need to be submitted; they are for personal records only.

Use the table below to find out if testing is required in your state law.

States That Require Testing; No Reporting of Test ResultsStates That Require Testing and Reporting of Test Results
Georgia
Hawaii
Missouri
New Hampshire
North Carolina
Oregon
Pennsylvania
South Carolina
Washington
Colorado
Florida
Louisiana
Maine
Maryland
Minnesota
New York
North Dakota
Ohio
Tennessee
Vermont
Virginia
West Virginia
NOTE: States that do not require testing are not listed.