For a decade now, the composite score on the ACT college entrance exam for homeschooled students has been higher than the national average – and the 2006 statistics, the most recent available, show the trend continuing, according to a report.
The Home School Legal Defense Association said the 2006 scores for homeschooled students averaged 22.4, compared to the national average composite of 21.1.
The 2006 results showed that homeschoolers averaged 22.5 in English, compared to the national average of 20.3. In math, homeschoolers averaged 19.2 compared to the national average of 20.2. In reading the scores were 24.1 for homeschoolers and 21.3 for others, and in science, homeschoolers scored 21.9, compared to 21.1.
They score higher on everything but math. If you want to know the reason why math would be harder to teach at home, try to help a fourth or fifth grader do their math homework. It is not like it used to be.