I'm just wondering how you go about keeping records of your kids work. My state requires that I keep records of their work and grade their work. I'm not sure how to do this if we're doing Charlotte Mason.
Record keeping(4 posts) (4 voices)
I'm in a non-record keeping state, but I use the SCM Organizer for my record keeping (just in case and so I can see what we're doing). I can print reports of what each child did, as well as what we did as a family. It tracks actual books as well as things like Artist Study or Handicrafts....whatever I want to add. I enter a "note" for graded subjects like what they got on math worksheets and tests - "89% on 9-week test", for example. For final exams (oral narrations at this age) I can enter a "grade" in the Daily Notes or for the specific resource. There are all sorts of cool reports you can run from the Organizer.
I also keep a list of books they've read on their own. I don't keep the actual workbooks they finish - I just mark on the Organizer that the resource was 'worked on' then 'completed'. I will save samples of art work and a few writing/narration samples, take pictures of larger projects, etc.
I do not have to keep records but I do anyway just for safety. I keep a file for each year for each child. In that I have my notification of permission to homeschool I receive each year, samples of the children's work like selected math sheets, dictated/written narrations, booklist, copywork samples, maps they've drawn, etc. I then put a copy of the signed assessment form I have to obtain at the end of the year stating my child was examined by a certified teacher and their education deemed suffifcient for their age. I file this away each year. If you must do grades use a simple transcript form. You can mark grades in terms or semesters or whatever you use all on one page. I used one from Abeka before switching to CM.
I only keep a sampling of these things such as a copywork page from the beginning, middle, and end of the year. I don't know how much you may be required to keep.
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