Monday, April 24, 2006

Some Interesting Homeschool Statistics

Academic Statistics:




-The average homeschool 8th grade student performs four grade levels above the national average (Rudner study).






-One in four homeschool students (24.5%) are enrolled one or more grades above age level.






-Students who have been home schooled their entire lives have the highest scholastic achievement.






-In every subject and at every grade level of the ITBS and TAP batteries,
homeschool students scored significantly higher than their counterparts in
public and private schools.






-Homeschool profile: Median amount spent on home schooling per child in the US - $450





-Household incomes: 18% of home school families earn less than $25,000, 44% of households between $25,000 and $49,000.





-Religion: Over 75% attend religious services





-Television: 65.3% of 4th grade homeschoolers spend one hour or less per day watching television





Regulation:





-States with High government regulation of home schools - homeschool battery score - 86





-States with Moderate government regulation of home schools - homeschool
battery score - 85






-States with Low government regulation of home schools - homeschool battery score - 86





Certification:





-Performance of 4th grade home schoolers where at least one parent was
certified - Composite Percentage Score 82






-Performance of 4th grade home schoolers where neither parent was certified - Composite Percentage Score 82






For data above, reference Brian D. Ray, PhD, Home Schooling on the Threshold
(NHERI Publications, PO Box 13939, Salem, OR 97309), and HSLDA, Home Education Across the USA (HSLDA, 17333 Pickwick Dr., Purcellville, VA 20132), and HSLDA, Home Schooling Works, Pass it on! Rudner Report, (HSLDA, 17333 Pickwick Dr., Purcellville, VA 20132)

1 comment:

DMalament said...

I loved that last comparison on Composite scores of homeschooled students of certified teachers vs. not certified teachers! That was great. I'd love to see a statistic for student homeschooled by college graduated parent vs. not college graduated parent, even thought that statistic would be somewhat skewed because in families like mine it would show that one was a college graduate (hubby) even though the one doing the schooling (wife) was not a college graduate...

Boy have I learned a lot since I started homeschooling that I should have been taught while I was working my way through my own public school education.

Diana