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An evaluation by a holder of a teaching licence is one of 5 options homeschooling parents can choose to respect their Québec legal obligation to have their child evaluated on an annual basis. AQED is offering an assistance service to the members who choose this option.
AQED is hiring teachers who have experienced homeschooling with their own child and are comfortable with several homeschooling methods, including workbooks/textbooks and self-directed education. This service provides a platform where parents wishing to use this type of assessment have access to a list of available teachers. Although AQED has selected the best candidates through a selection process and committee, AQED is not responsible for the quality or content of the assessment.
According to the law, a holder of a teaching license can do the annual evaluation. Assessments are usually done via Skype or Zoom and take place between the end of April and the month of June.
These assessments are only offered for the purpose of providing parents with a means of meeting their legal obligation to obtain an annual evaluation of their child. They are not intended to provide an in-depth diagnosis of the child's abilities, and will not result in credits.
Parents wishing to obtain a more detailed assessment can discuss this with the teacher of their choice during the assessment process. Parents will be responsible for any additional costs that this ensues
Although AQED has had several discussions with the Direction de l’enseignement à la maison (DEM) regarding these assessments, we cannot guarantee that this assessment will be considered sufficient by the DEM or any other entity.
The cost per child is $115 (+ taxes)
The cost per child is $215 (+ taxes)
AQED will not correspond with DEM or any other entity regarding the content of the assessments obtained during this process. Any request to this effect must be made directly to the teacher. A letter of authorization written by the parent will be required by the teacher if the parent wants the teacher to discuss the content of the assessment with another person. Additional charges may be requested.
After receiving an appraisal, the parent is required to read it and decide if they want to use it to describe their child's progress by communicating it to the government. The parent is under no obligation to use this assessment, and, if disapproving the results, may choose to try other options.