Did you know that …
… Homeschooled students having a parent who is a certified teacher score nearly identically on standardized tests as homeschooled students whose parents do not hold a teaching certificate?
Teacher certification is not a factor in homeschooling achievement.
… Homeschooled students whose parents spend between 0 and $199 per year on their education score virtually the same on standardized tests as homeschooled students whose parents spend up to $600 or more?
Spending on curriculum is not a factor in homeschooling achievement.
… Homeschooled students score equally high on standardized tests whether they live in a state that has strict regulations on homeschooling or a state that has no regulations on homeschooling.
Government regulation is not a factor in homeschooling achievement.
… 98% of homeschooled students are involved in two or more activities outside their studies.
Social interaction is not a concern in homeschooling.
…Homeschooled students score at the 65th to 80th percentile in standardized tests, compared to the 50th percentile for public school students.
Academic achievement is not a concern in homeschooling.
… There are about 2.04 million home-educated students in the United States.
Homeschooling is here to stay!
Studies that document most of the above statistical numbers are included in a booklet, “Home Education Reason and Research,” published by The National Home Education Research Institute (NHERI). A wealth of information, research and studies may be found on their website: www.NHERI.org