Academic Achievement and Demographic Traits of Homeschool Students: A Nationwide Study, 2010
Article by Brian D. Ray, Ph.D., Cover date: February 02, 2010
Title: Academic Achievement and Demographic Traits of Homeschool Students: A Nationwide Study, 2010
Description: This nationwide cross-sectional, descriptive study examines the educational history, demographic features, and academic achievement of home-educated students and the basic demographics of their families, and to assess the relationships between the students’ academic achievement and selected student and family variables. Data on 11,739 homeschooling students and their families are analyzed. Students score, on average, at the 84th to 89th percentile on all subtests. Very few independent variables explain much variance in test scores. There is no relationship between the degree of state regulation (control) of homeschooling and student achievement.
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Cover date: February 02, 2010
Author: Brian D. Ray