In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, and under the authority vested in his office during a declared state of emergency, Governor Brian Kemp has signed an executive order that modifies the standardized testing requirement for homeschooling families in Georgia.

In short, the order gives homeschooling families an additional year (through the end of the 2020–2021 school year) to comply with testing that normally would have been required this year.

The order temporarily suspends the standardized testing requirement for the 2019–2020 school year and provides that students who are not tested “during the 2019–2020 school year due to the outbreak of COVID-19 . . . shall satisfy that requirement and participate in an appropriate nationally standardized testing program before the end of the 2020–2021 school year.”

HSLDA applauds Governor Kemp’s action to protect homeschooling students from unhealthy social contact during the COVID-19 pandemic.

If you have questions regarding this change or complying with any other homeschool requirement, please feel free to contact our office.

We are here to serve and support you during this time!