The Scholastic Achievement and Demographic Characteristics of Home School Students in 1998

An independent study by Lawrence M. Rudner, Ph.D.,
Director of the ERIC Clearinghouse on
Assessment and Evaluation


Made possible by a grant from Home School Legal Defense Association


Home Schooling Works!

20,760 student achievement test scores and their family demographics make this the largest study of home education to date! Results demonstrate that home schooled students are doing exceptionally well and provide an informative portrait of America’s modern home education movement. Conducted by Dr. Lawrence M. Rudner, Director of the ERIC Clearinghouse on Assessment and Evaluation.

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

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    Home Schooling Works Press Conference—March 23, 1999

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