New nationwide study confirms homeschool academic achievementPosted by DarthDilbert at 8/15/2009 01:40:00 PM
There was little difference between the results of homeschooled boys and girls on core scores.
Household income had little impact on the results of homeschooled students.
$34,999 or less—85th percentile
$70,000 or more—89th percentile
The education level of the parents made a noticeable difference, but the homeschooled children of non-college educated parents still scored in the 83rd percentile, which is well above the national average.
Neither parent has a college degree—83rd percentile
One parent has a college degree—86th percentile
Both parents have a college degree—90th percentile
Whether either parent was a certified teacher did not matter.
Certified (i.e., either parent ever certified)—87th percentile
Not certified (i.e., neither parent ever certified)—88th percentile
Parental spending on home education made little difference.
Spent $600 or more on the student—89th percentile
Spent under $600 on the student—86th percentile
Reason # to homeschool.