ELN Portfolio Review and Evaluations A secular service for homeschool and unschooling families in Philadelphia.
What to expect? A welcoming and friendly conversational style process with your child to discuss their overall homeschool and/or unschool experience for the past year, review of the portfolio (a few selections from core subjects: Math, Language Arts, Science, Social Studies along with any additional materials you would like to provide), test results (grades 3, 5, and 8), if applicable, and attendance record. At the conclusion of the evaluation, parents will receive a signed copy of the evaluation form to submit to Philadelphia School District. Deadline to submit is June 30th.
How long is the evaluation? Evaluations can last from 30 - 40 mins per child depending on what the child wishes to share as well as additional questions from parents.
How much will it cost? ELN provides portfolio review and evaluations on a pay what you can at a minimum of $10 per child and free for ELN members. Standard pricing for evaluations can start as low as $15 and peak at $50 per child. ELN understands how strongly fInances play a roll in the homeschool community and want to support families as much as possible.
Who is the ELN Evaluator? Lisa Puga is a Ph.D. Candidate in the field of Childhood Studies at Rutgers-Camden. As a former English teacher at Delaware Valley Charter High School. Lisa developed her passion for student-centered learning practices, culturally-responsive curricula, and youth activism. While familiar with the state requirements for concrete knowledge standards, Lisa also embraces flexible homeschooling practices that are less structured and more interest-led. Her doctoral studies involved a comparative analysis of various alternative learning theories including the Sudbury democratic model, the Waldorf approach, the Montessori method, homeschooling, and unschooling. Lisa and her husband Martin live in the Port Richmond neighborhood of Philadelphia and they plan to homeschool/unschool their two young children.
Where will the evaluations be? Evaluations for the 2017 learning year have concluded. Planning for 2018.