NHERI conducts homeschooling research, is a clearinghouse of research for the public, researchers, homeschoolers, the media, and policy makers, and educates the public concerning the findings of all related research. NHERI executes, evaluates, and disseminates studies and information (e.g., statistics, facts, data) on homeschooling (i.e., home schooling, home-based education, home education, home school, home-schooling, unschooling, deschooling, a form of alternative education), publishes reports and the peer-reviewed scholarly journal Home School Researcher, and serves in consulting, academic achievement tests, and expert witness (in courts and legislatures).
Note: Homeschoolers are not subject to the same testing rules and requirements as schooled students. Homeschoolers do not have to undergo tests each and every year (NYS homeschooling regulations require testing every other year through grades 4 – 8 and every year in grades 9 – 12 — parent may choose to test in other years). Also, it important to note that schooled kids are graded on these tests, and must score higher than the passing grade, while homeschoolers must show a score above 33rd percentile, which is the cut off for special ed. A homeschooler scoring below 33rd percentile only needs to show improvement the following year. . Read the WNYC article: .
Homeschooling Or Traditional Schooling: Which Is Better?
Should you home school your child with dyslexia? Read about the the challenges and the benefits here. Homeschooling requires research and dedication on the part of the parent. But it can be a helpful alternative to students who need direct, systematic, and individualized instruction.