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HSLDA Helps Remove Probation Threat

by Scott Woodruff • April 27, 2018

Hanover County public school officials recently threatened to put a homeschool student on probation. The student’s composite test score was at the 83rd percentile, although her math score was much lower.

Focusing entirely on the low math score, school officials wrote: “your request to provide home instruction is not approved … you will need to develop a remediation plan and submit it to this office prior to approval of continued home schooling.”

After the mom asked HSLDA to help, I wrote the official and explained that under Virginia law, a child’s score in individual subjects areas is not relevant. Only the overall or composite score matters, and this student’s overall score was solid.

The official wrote back and acknowledged that the student did not need to be on probation.


Scott Woodruff

Senior Counsel

Scott is a seasoned attorney and homeschool advocate with decades of involvement in homeschool legal issues and cases. Read more.


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