North Dakota Homeschooling
North Dakota Dept. of Public Instruction Website
North Dakota State Standards (common core state standards)
Always check directly with the official North Dakota Homeschooling section to verify information.
Apparent Requirements for all students not in public education:
It appears both traditional homeschooling and enrollment in online schools require the following.
At least fourteen days before starting to homeschool, turn in a statement of intent form to the local school district’s superintendent. A copy of immunization records and proof of the child’s identity must also be included. The homeschooling parent must have a highschool diploma or general education diploma (GED) or will need to be monitored.
Achievement test results need to be provided to local school district for grades 4, 6, 8, and 10.
North Dakota Homeschooling Achievement Testing:
Must test in grades four, six, eight, and ten.
1. Test may be monitored by local school district
2. Local school district provides NDSA testing at no cost
3. If another test is chosen, it is at the expense of the home school.
4. Test results must be sent to the local school district
It appears the NDDPI requires that North Dakota State Assessment (NDSA) or another standardized test be administered in grades four, six, eight, and ten, but you should check for updated requirements through the links above.
Apparently, under North Dakota law if a homeschooled student fails to test in at least the thirtieth percentile nationally, a multidisciplinary assessment team will determine if the student has any learning disabilities. If it is determined that the student has no learning disabilities, the parent and someone licensed to teach must make a remediation plan to correct the student’s academic deficiencies. The plan must be filed with the superintendent of the school district.
It appears other achievement testing is allowed besides the state proctored NDSA, but results have to be given to the local school district. Online schools such as Southeast Academy and Western Christian Academy include CTB/McGraw-Hill’s Terra Nova annual achievement testing for 3rd-12th grades in their programs, but offer optional testing for 2nd grade.
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