Yes, there is an option outlined below in TCA § 49-6-3050 which would allow for a home school student to take a test other than the TCAP or End of Course Assessments. The law states: (5) (A) Administration by the commissioner of education, or the commissioner's designee, or by a professional testing service that is approved by the LEA, to home school students of the same state board approved secure standardized tests required of public school students in grades five (5), seven (7) and nine (9); (ii) Tests administered by a professional testing service shall be administered within thirty (30) days of the date of the statewide test. Tests administered by a professional testing service shall be administered at the expense of the parent-teacher; (iii) All test results from either administration by the commissioner or the commissioner's designee, or by a professional testing service, shall be provided to the parent-teacher, the director of schools and the state board of education; So the test would need to be standardized, administered by a professional testing service within 30 days of the statewide assessments, and the results provided to the LEA for review.
We are doing K12 and it has been wonderful! Still have an IEP and I make whatever adjustments I need to make. It allows me to be in controll of the social situations he is placed in so that I can focus on whatever issue we want to work on. I give him breaks when he needs them, not when they are scheduled at school. He is thrivng and is more social now than he was in school. Benifits definately out weigh the negatives for us. Plus, they pay(my tax dollars at work) for all of his therapy (PT, OT, Speech). I feel like the opportunity to take him out of school, which for most Aspies, is an ovewhelming social challenge, removed so much ongoing anxiety, that we are now able to be much more effective in everything we are doing for him.