Homeschooling Research
The best one-stop-shop for homeschooling statistics,
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Homeschooling Grows Up

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Educational Resource Information Center
ERIC is a resource center supported by the Department of Education.

National Center for Education Statistics: U.S. Department of Education
The primary federal entity for collecting and analyzing data related to education in the U.S. and internationally.

National Home Education Research Institute
The principal source for home education research on the Internet!


 HSLDA Research
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Progress Report 2009: Homeschool Academic Achievement and Demographics
The latest homeschool academic achievement study finds that, on average, homeschoolers scored significantly higher than their public school counterparts on standardized achievement tests.

Summary of Academic Statistics on Homeschooling
Many studies over the last few years have established the academic excellence of homeschooled children.

Homeschooling Grows Up
HSLDA’s synopsis of a new research study on adults who were homeschooled, conducted by Dr. Brian D. Ray. (2003)

The Fourth Amendment's Impact on Child Abuse Investigations
By Michael P. Farris President, Patrick Henry College & General Counsel, Home School Legal Defense Association

Home Schooling Achievement
Reporting relevant data about the results of home schooling in a brief and easily accessible manner.

Home Schooling Works!
Findings of an independent study by Lawrence M. Rudner, Ph.D., Director of the ERIC Clearinghouse on Assessment and Evaluation. (1999)

Home Education Across the United States
Study on home schooling, conducted by Dr. Brian D. Ray, president of the National Home Education Research Institute. (1997)

The Boundaries of Parental Authority: A Response to Rob Reich of Stanford University

Rating Colleges & Universities by their Home School Admission Policies

HSLDA’s Issue Library

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Home Schooling: The Right Choice
Christopher J. Klicka, Esq. This book covers home schooling’s history and benefits, academic success through college, and much, much more.

The Home School Researcher
A journal published quarterly with recent research on home school education. For more information contact the National Home Education Research Institute.


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 Research on the Internet
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Compulsory School Attendance: What Research Says and What It Means for State Policy
A study on the effects of compulsory attendance age on graduation and school attendance, conducted by Grover J. “Russ” Whitehurst & Sarah Whitfield

1.5 Million Homeschooled Students in the United States in 2007
National Center for Education Statistics: U.S. Department of Education

Homeschooling in the United States: 2003
National Center for Education Statistics: U.S. Department of Education

Homeschooling in the United States: 1999
National Center for Education Statistics: U.S. Department of Education (Requires Adobe Acrobat Reader)

Home Schooling: From the Extreme to the Mainstream
Home schooling is an effective alternative to the public school system (2001) (Requires Adobe Acrobat Reader)

Home Schooling on the Threshold
A Survey of Research at the Dawn of the New Millennium by Dr. Brian Ray. (1999)