Cottage School Blog was created by a 23 year veteran homeschool mom, and mother to 12 children. I am sharing here what I have found to be some of the best curricula, websites, homeschool blogs, ideas, methods, etc., in hopes to benefit and encourage you as you journey through the world of training and educating your children.
Friday, February 25, 2011
Statistics on public school vs homeschool
It will come as no surprise to homeschooling families that the bulk of the evidence collected over the past decade or more has shown that home educated children typically fare better than their public schooled peers of academic achievement tests. According to a study of 5,402 homeschool students from 1,657 families done in 1997, titled "Strengths of Their Own: Home Schoolers Across America," homeschooled students consistently outperformed public school peers by an average of 30-37 percentile points in all academic subjects.