The U.S. Department of Education (Institute of Education Sciences; NCES) released
in August a report dated July 2004 entitled 1.1 Million Homeschooled Students
in the United States in 2003 (by Princiotta, Bielick, & Chapman) in which
the authors estimate the number of homeschooled students in the United States
(i.e., homeschool population size). Dr. Ray, however, still estimates that there
were 1.7 to 2.1 million K-12 homeschool students in the US during the 2002-2003 year Consistent with Dr. Rays findings (see Worldwide Guide to Homeschooling), the researchers found that homeschooling has grown about 7% per year during
the past 4 years.

Cited from NHERI – National Homeschool Research Institute

2001.

HomeSchool Fact File

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

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

Minority Performance

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

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).

“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.”

These facts were excerpted from the United States Department of Education Study, summer 2001.  http://nces.ed.gov/

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