scouts-l Mail Archive for November of 1999: Re: Scholarship Merit Badge
Mon Nov 22 1999 - 21:41:53 CST
> For 1(a), it's my understanding that home schooled children
> are supposed
> to still be graded in some fashion, or take standardized tests to show
> their level of accomplishment.
It depends upon the state, but most do not require either grades or
standardized tests. Standardized tests won't help with this
requirement, anyway. The scores from standardized tests cannot be
equated to any grade letter or number because standardized tests are
scored in percentiles, stanines or grade equivalents.
This situation probably has been addressed in the past. Has anyone here
dealt with it?
> For 3, I'd guess the parent providing the instruction could
> provide the
I'm wondering how the child could be above average? Compared to what?
His own behavior, etc.? Perhaps a note saying the child was
well-behaved, etc. at school would suffice.
> For 4, I assume that most home schooled children could use some other
> activities, such as participation on a bowling team, soccer
> team, church
> choir, etc. to meet that requirement.
Or perhaps participation in a homeschool group. Here's a question that
is perhaps silly. Would participation in Scouting be considered an
extra-curricular activity for homeschoolers?