dcruz at LAW.USC.EDU
Wed Jun 4 09:40:53 PDT 1997
For those of us unfamiliar with the NHERI, would you be able to offer
suggestions for trying to locate this study?
-David Cruz, USC Law (Cal.)
On Wed, 4 Jun 1997, richard duncan wrote:
> In case you haven't heard about it, there is a very interesting study
> recently reported by the National Home Education Research Institute.
> The study found that, on average, home school students outperform
> public school students by a *30-37* percentile differential across all
> subjects. Interestingly, the study found that the gap between
> achievement of minority and non-minority students was much less in home
> schools than in public schools. For example, there was *no difference*
> in home school reading scores between minority and non-minority
> students (compared to a 12-percentile differential in public schools).
> Interestingly, minority students in home schools outperformed
> non-minority students in public schools by a remarkable 26-percentile
> differential (87 to 61).
> The study found that 1.23 million children are being educated at home
> (this exceeds the public school enrollment for New Jersey which has
> the 10th largest student population in the nation).
> Now, of course, home school students are, on average, a very select
> group of kids with parents who are highly supportive of education. So
> it is not surprising that the results are very good. But the size of
> the differential is very significant. This study is worth getting.
> Rick Duncan (rduncan at unlinfo.unl.edu)
> "You can observe a lot by just watching." Yogi Berra
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