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What is the Difference Between an Accredited and Official Homeschool Transcript?

What is the Difference Between an Accredited and Official Homeschool Transcript?
Have you ever wondered about the difference between an accredited and an official homeschool transcript? Well, let's start at the begin...
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[Free eBook] Making the Grades

[Free eBook] Making the Grades
 Does anyone take "mommy grades" seriously?! Do I really even need to grade at all? Maybe it's just English papers that you hate to grade? (I can...
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Grading Estimate

Grading Estimate
Let me guess.  You didn't use tests on all your homeschool subjects, right?  Neither did I! And yet, somehow, my children survived! Some homeschoolers think it's tons of fun to go back through four years of high school records and try to find or recreate every possible test, quiz, and assignment.  For me, that doesn't sound like fun.  I was not one of those people.  Plus I've noticed that even when parents do some forensic grading like that,...
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Should I Give My Student Pass/Fail Grades?

Should I Give My Student Pass/Fail Grades?
Should you use letter, number or pass/fail grades on your homeschool transcript? Subscribe to my YouTube channel. You will be notified when I create new videos on homeschool high school topics!
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Guest — Merry
Thanks. I have the Comprehensive Record Solution, and have read you say that some colleges don't include non-academic grades in th... Read More
Monday, 22 December 2014 11:14
Guest — Assistant to The HomeScholar
Dear Merry, You can choose whether or not you want to add those grades or non-grades (as in a "pass/fail") into the GPA. I would s... Read More
Monday, 22 December 2014 13:20
Guest — Lee
Merry, If you really feel that uncomfortable giving a grade for PE, then just don't give a grade for PE - really! Don't stress! Yo... Read More
Monday, 22 December 2014 10:53
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Reconsidering Homeschool Grades

Reconsidering Homeschool Grades
Are your grades too low? When your student is doing two to four times the normal amount of work in class, it becomes even more important to consider incorporating all of their work within their transcript grade. This can happen particularly with students involved in Classical Education, or those in heavily academic homeschool co-ops.   You do not want your child to be at a competitive disadvantage when compared to their public school peers. With a Great...
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Guest — Julie
Why *NOT* all As? Most homeschoolers do their assignments until they are 100% correct. Do most colleges actually care about lett... Read More
Friday, 05 November 2010 20:22
Guest — Lee
Hi Audrey, I'm really NOT saying grades should be all A's. I'm saying that sometimes homeschoolers are MUCH harder graders than o... Read More
Friday, 05 November 2010 17:53
Guest — Audrey
Are you saying that all the grades should be "A's"? While I think taking all things into account is fair, I would imagine that a c... Read More
Friday, 05 November 2010 17:45
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College Admissions: Are Work Samples Required?

College Admissions: Are Work Samples Required?
It's difficult to know exactly what records to keep and exactly how to keep them.  Colleges may want to see samples of work, so always be prepared. I have been wondering something as I am attempting to collect samples for the end of the year.  Did you ensure that your samples you kept for transcripts were marked?  As in edits, grades, etc?  I have a habit of marking on work but wonder if I should keep...
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Guest — Lee
If you haven't kept work samples all along in high school, then it's fine to provide them just from senior year. If you are apply... Read More
Monday, 14 June 2010 09:02
Guest — Theresa
Hi Lee! Do colleges want work samples mainly from the child's senior year?
Thursday, 10 June 2010 18:28
Guest — Lee
Hey Lizzie! Thanks for being my friend on Facebook today! Blessings, Lee... Read More
Thursday, 10 June 2010 06:21
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The HomeScholar Total Transcript Solution Launches at Noon!!

The HomeScholar Total Transcript Solution Launches at Noon!!
Noon (Pacific Time) is the official launch of our Total Transcript Solution.  We will be having a free webinar this morning to celebrate.  You can sign up for "Credits and Grades and Transcripts, Oh My!!" at this registration link.  You are NOT going to want to miss this hour long content rich webinar. Register for our free webinar this morning on Credits, Grades and Transcripts!
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Guest — The HomeScholar new service launch! | Special Needs Homeschooling
[...] Lee Binz is fast making a name for herself as the lady to talk to if you are teaching a high schooler. She was a homeschool ... Read More
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What is the "Right Way" to Grade?

What is the "Right Way" to Grade?
People sometimes ask homeschoolers "Where do you get THE curriculum".  It's funny, because there are so many curriculum choices and everyone does it differently, and homeschoolers know there is not ONE curriculum.  The same is true, though, when you ask "How do public schools grade classes?"  Because every class, every teacher, and every high school is different.  Public school teachers know there is not one "right" answer to that question. What is your advice about the...
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