Ok so I signed easy child up for homeschool in the hopes of letting her catch up to her peers in Math. I was hoping if she could work at her own pace she would be able to handle the work better. So far, not so much! She has online work and offline work and once they are complete she is to take an assessment. The big issue is that she does the online work quickly and then takes the assessment and fails it, she never does the offline work unless I make her. Thankfully I can give her permission to take the assessment up to three times so she doesn't have to have a failing grade. But my thought process is that if she were in school turning in her homework (assessment), she would only be able to do it once and have to live with the failing grades. I wish there was a way for me to block her from taking the assessments, even the first time, without my permission. I can keep her from taking it the second and third. Once she takes the assessment and failed she will swear she has done all the work and when I call her on the lie she gets angry. I have a teachers guide for each course so it only takes me a minute to go through the lesson for that day and point out what she hasn't done. Then I will tell her to do the work and let me know when she is done. I am adamant that she do all the work and then I will help her with the ones she misses. It is not uncommon for me to get her math work and find that 4 out of 8 haven't been done because they are too hard. I can't tell you how many times I have gotten the answer sheet and see answers like "I dont care." Then I find that she has missed 2 or 3 of the ones she did complete. In the end I wind up having to sit beside her while she finishes the ones she didn't do and then make her redo all the ones she missed which is well over half. 90% of the time it is because she refuses to use the Algebra rule of PMDAS or because she wrote the question down wrong. The same issue happens with Grammar. She refuses to do the work and then when she finally does it she misses 90% of the questions. At this point I feel like I am taking the class not her. The second issue is that if she does pass the assessment with an 75% or better then she does not want to take it a second time in order to get a better grade. To my way of thinking a 75% is a C and she could do better so she should try. Most of the time she gets the 75% with little to no effort. A lot of the time it will be because she clicks on the wrong answer even though she has the right answer written down or she spells the vocabulary word wrong and the system doesn't understand that. In those cases I demand that she go back and do it again because she had the question correct and deserves to get the grade she earned on paper. But lets just say that she is not in the least bit concerned and she will fight me tooth and nail to have to put in the answers she already has. One other issue is that she can review the questions and answers she gave to the assessment as well as the correct answers. So if I sign her in to review it it literally gives her the answers and the assessment doesn't change in any of the courses except for Math. I wish it would just let her review the questions and her previous answers without giving her the real answer. in my humble opinion that basically gives any kid with a brain an excuse to take the assessment once review the answers write down the right ones and then just retake the test to get a 100. easy child has been told over and over again to do all the work and let me review it prior to her taking the assessment but she takes it anyway. She has also been told I will not sign her in to retake the assessment unless she shows me the completed work and redoes any questions that are wrong. So if you made it this far in this post I have questions. What can I do to make this a better situation? I feel like we have given her very straight guidance on what we expect. We have told her to do all work before taking the assessment. We have told her I have to review it before the assessment. I have agreed to not make her retake an assessment as long as she passed it, unless I see she put the wrong answer in by accident. I have explained that by having to retake the tests and arguing with me about doing offline work she is spending three times the amount of time needed to pass the assessment. What else can we do? PS: easy child is the laziest child on the planet. So advice on motivation and laziness is also welcome.