Originally Posted by Kerimommyof2
i school year round so i know she can catch up.... but i am a bit worried because her evaluation is coming up and i dont think she is 2nd grade level quite yet
I hope you realize something that every teacher knows: children in public school are not all "at grade level." My friend, a K-1-2 teacher, tells me that 15-20% of kids in the primary grades are a grade level or more "behind" in math or literacy. Another 15-20% will be "ahead." That's just how kids are. And that's true despite the fact that they're getting structured daily instruction with the prescribed curriculum at the prescribed level in school.
In a homeschooling situation there is likely to be even more variability and anyone who works doing homeschooling evaluations is going to know that. Your dd does not need to be "at grade level" to be considered a successful homeschooler. Generally evaluators are looking for "progress commensurate with age and ability." Meaning they'd like to see evidence that progress is occurring, and that the parent has an understanding of areas where "lags" exist.
There's nothing wrong with saying "Jenny has made progress in her math in this area and this area. This other skill has come slowly, and sometimes it has been a little frustrating, so we chose to set it aside for a while during the time we had a lot of family stress. We're getting back to it now and I'm confident that with some consistent work she will make good progress."
I hope you're not worrying needlessly over this. I am quite sure that there is nothing in your state's legislation that says a child needs to be at grade level or else move to an alternate educational approach. If that were so, a bunch of kids would have to leave public school every year, LOL!