When preparing your portfolio for annual assessment, focus mainly on including evidence of the following things:
- All the required subject areas set forth in your letter of intent
- 175 days of instruction (attendance chart)
- Demonstration of student progress with 2 work samples per quarter, per subject. Consider using the weakest samples from the beginning of the year, improving samples from the middle of the year, and the best samples from the end of the year so that the student progress is obvious. Additionally, if you use standard curriculum with tests, consider giving the unit test before you begin the unit and then again at the end for comparison.
For more information and specific details for setting up and submitting your portfolio, please read through the downloadable introduction available at the bottom of this page and review FAQs.
As a convenience for your family, HOME offers pre-assembled portfolios. Included is a 3-inch binder, subject dividers, plastic sheet protectors, all required pages, and simple instructions. Just fill in the required information, add work samples and submit! Find out more here!
Our Portfolio Assembly Packet provides assembly instructions, helpful tips, a wide variety of record keeping pages, and all essential information needed to complete and prepare a portfolio to mail-in or drop-off at the HOME Office for individual review by a Maine certified teacher. Pre-register below to receive your packet!
Register to participate by completing the online pre-registration form or the printable form included in the download below and submit to HOME along with your payment. Pre-registration is due by June1. Please mail your portfolios by July 1 in order to ensure that letters are returned to you by the assessment deadline of September 1.
Missed the deadlines? Rest easy. HOME reviews portfolios throughout the year! (Early-bird benefits will not apply.)
If you have any questions, please contact HOME.
*If you still need to register for the 2023 school year you can do so here!