Testing proves success of homeschoolers…

Testing proves success of homeschoolers…

…at taking tests. Michael Smite of HSLDA touts studies comparing standardized tests scores of homeschoolers and non. On the one hand, I’m glad to hear data backing our decision. But we don’t want homeschooling parents to focus on test taking skills like some institutional schools have.

From the beginning of the re-emergence of home-schooling in the late 1960s and early 1970s, the strongest criticism of home-schooling was that untrained, noncredentialed parents could not provide the quality of instruction needed to match the education provided in public and private schools. To address this criticism, the Home School Legal Defense Association (HSLDA) commissioned several studies to compare how home-schoolers score on standardized achievement tests compared to their public and private school counterparts.

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