NYS Homeschooling Regulations & Reporting Examples

OMG! All that Paperwork!!

The number one concern of most new homeschoolers (or homeschoolers new to New York State)? Reporting requirements! 

While the requirements can appear overwhelming at first glance, once you've gone through a full cycle of reporting, it becomes quite routine. 

To the left, you will find links to both the NYS home instruction regulations (Part 100.10), as well as the Education Department's Home Instruction Q & A, which clarifies the regulations.

NYS Reporting Requirements can be summed up in the following steps:

  1. Submit a Letter of Intent to the Superintendent of your school district when you begin homeschooling. You will need to submit a letter each year that you homeschool for each child.

  2. Submit an Individual Home Instruction Plan (IHIP) for each child.

  3. Submit four quarterly reports (you will choose the dates to submit them on your IHIP) in a timely manner.

  4. Submit an annual assessment; in the lower grades, this can be either the composite score of an accepted standardized test, or an alternative narrative assessment. In grades 4-8, the alternative narrative assessment may be used every other year; in grades 9-12, standardized testing is mandatory annually.

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