Friday, December 10, 2004

Homeschool stats

I've found a site with some stats from a study by the National Center for Education Statistics, so hopefully they're neutral.

A few numbers of interest:

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

Home school - average reading score (white) - 87 percentile;
Public school - average reading score (white) - 61 percentile

Home school - average reading score (minority) - 87 percentile;
Public school - average reading score (minority) -49 percent

Home school - average math score (white) - 82 percentile;
Public school - average math score (white) - 60 percentile

Home school - average math score (minority) - 77 percentile;
Public school - average math score (minority) - 50 percentile

"The average SAT score for home schoolers in 2000 was 1100, compared with 1019 for the general population. And a large study by University of Maryland education researcher Lawrence Rudner showed that the average home schooler scored in the 75th percentile on the Iowa Test of Basic Skills; the 50th percentile marked the national average."

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