Still, Judith Andrews, the state education department's home-schooling consultant, said test scores are not the only method of determining a student's success.
"There are lots of other measures of a child's success," she
said there are a lot of reasons parents home-school their children.
"Some parents want to do it just for a year or two, just to try it," she
said."Some do it because they're traveling or because of something personal that's going on within the family."
Although Connecticut does have legal statutes for home schooling, it's up to the local school district how those statutes are interpreted, Andrews
said.The state does not provide information to parents who are thinking of home schooling their children, but Andrews hopes to change that.
"I think we should in fact have a Web page or a fact sheet that we can give to parents," she