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How do homeschooled students perform compared to public school students?

Here’s an amazing study sent to me by the amazing Miss Marprelate.

Excerpt:

Drawing from 15 independent testing services, the Progress Report 2009: Homeschool Academic Achievement and Demographics included 11,739 homeschooled students from all 50 states who took three well-known tests—California Achievement Test, Iowa Tests of Basic Skills, and Stanford Achievement Test for the 2007–08 academic year. The Progress Report is the most comprehensive homeschool academic study ever completed.

The linked article reports on the raw scores of homeschooled students vs public school students.

And for the homeschooled students, it also analyzes how certain factors affect the scores:

  • household income
  • parent’s education level
  • parental teaching certification
  • parental spending on education
  • state government regulation

Please click through and get ready to be impressed!

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3 Responses

  1. James says:

    Lines up with my experience. I went to public schools k-12 (+undergrad at a state school). Whenever I encountered a homeschooled person, I was always shocked at how non-shocking they were. When I got over that, and could put together more impressions, I was shocked at how emotionally mature, direct, confident, and intelligent they were.

    • I have been conversing with a homeschooled woman and these are by far the most relaxing and sensible interactions I’ve ever had with women. I think it may be partly related to her lack of feminism and the incredible superiority of her father. I mean, if I told you the details, you would just be so surprised. The father is really, really formidable.

      She is very discerning about people, so she has the confidence to be more trusting with those people she likes, which is the most obvious difference between her and other women that I’ve met. I think what goes wrong with women is that without a good father, they can’t make moral judgments. So they pick bad men and try to change them, which doesn’t work.

      Then they get jaded, angry and mistrustful of men, which makes them very ugly. This is probably why they have to resort to such overt sexual displays in order to get attention. Then when they find that sex appeal fades with time, they start to want the state to control men with things like no-fault divorce and massive domestic violence bureaucracies for things like “verbal abuse”, which can be very subjective. This has the result of discouraging marriage and strong fathers even more. It’s a vicious circle, caused by feminism.

      One day, we should have someone explain how to make men commit to women by being feminine. For all the blabbering about how women like to communicate more than men, I never had anything like this level of communication from any non-homeschooled woman before. Home-schooling makes a HUGE difference.

      I’m posting something about fathers and daughters later today. Tune in!

  2. Neil says:

    We officially started homeschooling our 11th grader yesterday. My only regret is that we didn’t start sooner.

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