While many people are bored by statistics, the home
school phenomenon gives us a better idea of whether or not
the choice is right for you. We think you’ll be amazed at
what the numbers can tell us.
First and foremost, let’s look at test scores. There is no
blanket federal regulation for children who are home
schooled with regards to standardized testing. The laws
vary from state to state, so judging effectiveness in younger
grades is difficult.
However, since almost all colleges require test scores
from either the SAT or the ACT, we can gauge how effective
home schooling is from this type of test score. How do
these kids measure up? The answer is amazingly superior.
With the ACT test, a perfect score is 36. The publicly
educated student will average a score of 21. Home schooled
children average a 23. On the SAT, a perfect score is 1,600.
Home schoolers average a score of 1,083 as compared to
their traditional peers’ score of 1,016.