Homeschool Quarterly Report

by Sandra Foyt on November 20, 2007

in Home School NY

In New York, homeschoolers are required to file Quarterly Reports on 11/15, 1/31, 4/15, and 6/30 (or dates specified on IHIP.)
New York’s Quarterly Report Requirement – Grades 1-6

  1. The number of hours of instruction (225 hours.)

  2. The number of days of instruction (45 days.)

  3. A description of material covered in: arithmetic, reading, spelling, writing, the English language, geography, United States history, science, health education, music, visual arts, physical education, bilingual education and/or English as a second language where the need is indicated. Also include the following subjects between K-12: patriotism and citizenship; health education regarding alcohol, drug and tobacco misuse; highway safety and traffic regulations, including bicycle safety; and fire and arson prevention and safety.

  4. A grade or evaluative written narrative evaluating the child’s progress.

  5. A written explanation in the event that less than 80 percent of the amount of the course materials as set forth in the IHIP planned for that quarter has been covered in any subject.

Fulfilling The Quarterly Report Requirement

I was not given a form to fill out, so I used my older child’s 2nd Grade report card and a friend’s homeschool forms for guidance. For this first report, I used Skills Assessments Grade 2 (Steck-Vaughn Co., 2002) to determine grades.

Here is my current Quarterly Report Form (with names ommitted):

Student’s Name:
Blog Website:
Grade: 2nd
Date: 11/20/07
Quarter Beginning and Ending Dates: 9/6/07 – 11/9/09
Number of Hours of Instruction This Quarter: 225 Hours
Number of Days Present: 45 Days
Progress Indicators: O- Outstanding; V- Very Good; G- Good; N- Needs Improvement; –Skills Not Evaluated At This Time.

Language Arts: Reading

  • A wide variety of fiction books that includes: the entire Captain Underpants series; poetry by J. Prelutsky, R. Fletcher, and P. Fleichman; several Calvin & Hobbes books, Gregor and the Prophecy of Bane; Sylvester and the Magic Pebble; and various Pokemon books. Nonfiction reading includes various newspaper articles, magazine articles, and other material on science and history topics. Read Aloud: Egyptian Myths; Half Magic by E. Eager; Book of Dragons by E. Nesbit; The Headless Horseman; Rip Van Winkle; King Arthur; and The Arabian Nights Entertainments. Book Club Discussion: Half Magic.

  • Effort – O

  • Sight Word Identification – O

  • Phonics – O

  • Comprehension – V

  • Reads Fluently – O

Language Arts: Writing

  • 20 Blog Posts that include poems, book reviews, recipes, etc.; currently writing a 6,000 word “novel” during NaNoWrimo; daily writer’s notebook entries. Grammar: subject of sentences, nouns, pronouns, adjectives. Penmanship: Transition to Cursive.

  • Effort – G

  • Expresses Ideas In Writing – O

  • Weekly Spelling Tests – N

  • Applies Spelling Skills – N

  • Capitalization – N

  • Punctuation – N

  • Penmanship – G

Language Arts: Listening and Speaking

  • Follows Oral Directions – O

  • Listens Attentively – O

  • Listens and Responds to Others – V

  • Actively Participates – O


  • Place value using manipulatives and Count to a Million by Jerry Pallota. Singapore Math Unit 1 (Numbers to 1000); Unit 2 (Addition & Subtraction) through Section 4; Also touched on measurement, geometry, graphs, and probability as we encountered these subjects in our studies.

  • Effort – V

  • Problem Solving – O

  • Number Concepts – O

  • Data/Graphing & Probability – -

  • Recall of Addition Facts – G

  • Recall of Subtraction Facts – G

  • Geometry/Fractions – G

  • Addition of 2&3 Digit Numbers – O

  • Subtraction of 2& 3 Digit Numbers – O

  • Measurement – G (Has not covered liquid measurements.)

Science – O

  • Earth In The Solar System; StarCount; CMOST (Properties of Air; Weather); Intro to Chemistry (Periodic Chart, Base & Acids); Project Feederwatch; Intro to DNA

Social Studies – O

  • History: Archeology; Early Man, Ancient Egypt; The Genographic Project

  • Map Skills: Working through Scholastic Skills Book – Success with Maps and Calliope Magazine – Where in the World. Focus: Compass Rose, Reading maps and globe; Graphs and Scale.

Health – V

  • Food Allergy Awareness Program

  • Cooking Class

  • YMCA Youth Fitness Program

Technology – G

  • Type To Learn 3 (Home Keys)

  • Internet Safety Pledge

  • Blog

Critical Thinking – -

Music – V

  • Weekly piano lessons.

  • Listened to music from Ancient Egypt.

Visual Arts – G

  • Scale Drawings; 3D pyramids; Cartoon Sketch; Intro to working with digital photos on Adobe; Cave drawings; Hieroglyphs

Other Arts

Spanish – V

  • Numbers, Colors, Greetings, Masculine/Feminine

Physical Education – V

  • Tennis Lessons, Hiking, Swimming, Cardio Circuit

Confirm that we have covered at least 80% planned material for this quarter. Yes X No____
Signature of Instructor:

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{ 5 comments… read them below or add one }

Anonymous November 21, 2007 at 10:39 am

anytime you are ready to take on additional students, please let me know – you know who I am:)

Stephanie Cud November 11, 2011 at 11:50 am

Oh can I just say again, “Thank you, thank you very much!!!”


Christie January 31, 2012 at 8:49 pm

I found this blog when looking for a quarterly report sample. This is my first year of homeschooling. (I am homeschooling only my 5 yr old son who is in Kindergarten. My daughter is in 2nd grade and I look forward to homeschooling her next yr.) I was so thrilled to have an example to kind of go by for my reports. I had no idea what I was doing or how I was to do it. Any tips you might have in homeschooling are welcome.
Thanks you so much for the blog.

MARY April 21, 2012 at 8:25 pm

i loved this ….is there anyway you could assisst me with writing 3rd quarter for my 9th grader?

Danielle November 13, 2012 at 10:25 am

Yes!!! I have to say I second that motion of Mary stated (4/21/12). This was really helpful to me as well. If you have time and don’t mind sending some suggestions on the 4 quarters; please feel free to email me. Thank you for your blog.

God Bless

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