Homeschooling appears to depress students' math performance, but may increase reading scores for some children. Few studies using random samples have been conducted.
Homeschool graduates who attend college tend to do well; however, there are indications that homeschooling depresses both college attendance and achievement in STEM fields.
Scholars have long divided homeschoolers into groups---closed communion or open communion; believers or inclusives; first choice or second choice.
Research that is honest about exploring the strengths and weaknesses of homeschooling has the potential to improve homeschooled students’ experiences. This is our goal.