Organizing your homeschool is of immense importance, especially when it comes to homeschool record keeping. Everything you do with your child as it relates to their education should be put in a folder or box; whichever is appropriate and stored away for safe keeping. You never know when someone from social services or department of education will show up at your home and want to see your child’s homeschool records. Having them readily available is a great idea. Thankfully my wife is much more organized than I am, otherwise, I likely couldn’t homeschool my children. My wife prepares the curriculum for teaching, she handles the evaluations and keeps our homeschool record keeping in tip top shape.
If you have been homeschooling for any amount of time, then you likely know the laws of keeping organized records. If you are new to the world of home education, then I strongly suggest that you get familiar with the laws of your state. Laws change regularly and obviously there are no excuses for lack of understanding and familiarity. Your homeschool records should be super high on your priority list. It is easy to put things away for later and once out of sight forget about them. If you are called to show prove your child is undergoing a proper education, it is your responsibility to do so.
Many people find it difficult to keep track of years of home education records, so a solution you may consider is taking pictures of your child’s projects and store them on a pin drive as a back up. Be sure to label the drive with the current homeschool year.
There are also a number of record keeping materials online for a relatively inexpensive cost. For many of us though, we prefer to utilize the technology of the day. There are various online options, one option is homeschool tracker (no affiliation). Homeschool tracker is a great option to easily keep your records and keep them up to date.