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Home schoolers pass the test

Most home-school students aren’t ducking the state assessment tests required under federal law, and many of those who aren’t required to take them do it anyway.

‘We studied it in the late 1990s, and home schoolers averaged 20-30 percentage points higher than the rest of the students,’ said Ian Slatter, spokesman for the National Center for Home Education in Purcellville, Va.

‘Not every home schooler, but a lot of home schoolers take the tests. A lot of times it’s a requirement,’ he said Monday. ‘Many states do not require it but a lot of parents choose to take it.’ Read more…

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