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 this 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. 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.
All parents involved in the education of their children should be able to produce their completion report by themselves. AQED’s support service, as well as the DEM, are available to help parents with their questions regarding the completion report.
However, given the demand, parents who want more sustained help with their completion report can do so with the teacher who does the assessment.
To learn more about the service and to book an appointment, visit evaluation.aqed.qc.ca
1 student: $65 (about 1 hour)
Each additional student: $35 (about 30 minutes)
$65 per report
1 student: $100 (about 1 hour)
Each additional student: $50 (about 30 minutes)
$100 per report
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.
Questions or comments: evaluation [at] aqed.qc.ca