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As the new year rolls over and many families celebrate a new year a good number is looking forward to making changes to their child’s education. Perhaps this is why phrases such as Homeschool Conventions California are trending on the Internet. If you’re searching for homeschooling in Roanoke, TX, than GreatHomeschoolConvention.Com has something for you. Our conventions provide you with a ton of information to those looking for homeschooling materials  and resources.

When you are thinking about which route to take with regards to your child’s education, you may well be wondering, how is home schooling unlike public schooling in Texas?

Regular schooling has numerous advantages and disadvantages, just as with home schooling your kids. Regular school is meant to to support your son or daughter in understanding structure and promptness while giving them the place to meet friends and grow socially. The drawback? Public have become progressively dangerous. As well as in the ideal public school, you have the chance that the kid will be harassed and even not receive the adequate quantity of consideration that they might need to blossom academically.

Home-Schooling is wonderful in the sense that it allows the child to receive the appropriate amount of time and attention that they should receive in order to prosper. Courses are created to either help the parent to instruct their child or enable the children make use of a “satellite” teacher who gives assignments, check work and gives the response a public school teacher would. In any case, the child receives a one-on-one chance to learn which is difficult in regular schools. But, it may be a tough time for a kid who prefers to interact with other pupils or needs aid in structure. Therefore, it is important to adhere to a procedure and allow the kid to set aside time for friendships and activities so that he or she will not be losing out.

The Way To Start Homeschooling in Roanoke

Witnessing the movement toward home schooling, the majority of parents are wondering the way to start home schooling. Truly, home schooling, may will be the trend of the future with the nations as the classroom.

From the moment a youngster comes into the world he or she is learning. When seen from this point of view, it’s easy to get started on learning. As children start to show a desire for learning it’s time to try teaching them numbers, the alphabet, shapes and colors. Once a child is ready for kindergarten, those who are thought in this way will already know how to write, read and recite their address.

Once the kid reaches school age, most states will require that the home-schooling parents file an tutoring plan at the school district. Parents will go through many different ways to teach their children. From groups online to groups throughout the school district close to where the child would attend.

there are a selection of good alternatives for home-schooling. Courses will also be found as correspondence courses. Students will be required to convince the state every so often they are on the same level his or her peers or above that level of education. For more details on homeschooling in Roanoke, Texas, and what to expect at a GreatHomeschoolConvention.Com event browse our Texas home school tutoring blog!

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Yet Another Study Confirms The Effectiveness of Home Education

As far as I know, I first encountered homeschool graduates when I was on the faculty at Ball State University. The ones I met stood out, even in a crowded chemistry or physics classroom. The more I researched homeschooling, the more I came to learn that this was the norm. On average, homeschool graduates are better prepared for college than their peers (see hereherehere, and here, for example). As a result, I started working with homeschoolers, and I began to understand why my homeschool graduates at Ball State University stood out: Homeschooling is a superior form of education for most students.

The data continue to support this fact. Consider, for example, a study that was published in the March 2013 edition of Catholic Education. The author examined the academic records of 408 students at Ave Maria University, a Roman Catholic university in South Florida. It is a fairly young university, founded in 2003 by the same man who founded Domino’s Pizza. In my mind, it makes perfect sense that a pizza man would open a university. The two seem to go together! Specifically, the university was founded as a conservative alternative to some of the more liberal Roman Catholic universities that exist in the U.S. As a result, it attracts a lot of homeschoolers, most of whom are Roman Catholic.

In the sample the author studied, there were 137 public school graduates, 142 students who graduated from Catholic schools, and 129 homeschool graduates. The author compared four things among the three groups of students: SAT or ACT score, college grade point average (GPA), GPA by major, and GPA in the university’s “core” curriculum. The results are very interesting, and they demonstrate yet again that homeschooled students are simply better prepared for college than their publicly- and privately-schooled counterparts.[1]

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First, the author looked at each student’s SAT or ACT score. While not perfect by any means, a student’s score on these college entrance exams is one measure of his or her preparation for college. After all, they are taken towards the end of the high school years, and they attempt to measure the student’s academic abilities before he or she enters college. The results are not surprising to anyone who knows the academic literature related to home education. On both the SAT and ACT, homeschooled students significantly outperformed the privately-schooled students, and the privately-schooled students outperformed the publicly-schooled students:

Graduated fromSAT ScoreACT Score
Public School1706.7624.22
Catholic School1761.0424.53
Homeschool1864.9426

The thing I notice about the numbers is how they really jump for the homeschooled students. Notice that the students who went to Catholic school scored roughly 55 points higher than the publicly-schooled students on the SAT and roughly 0.3 points higher on the ACT. The homeschooled students, however, scored roughly 160 points higher than the publicly-schooled students on the SAT and roughly 1.8 points higher on the ACT. So while private Catholic schools produced some increased performance on these college entrance exams, homeschools produced a significantly larger increased performance!
Of course, all the academic preparation in the world won’t do you much good if you can’t handle the other aspects of college. As a result, overall college GPA measures more than just a student’s academic preparation. It measures the student’s ability to adapt to the rigor of college academics, deal with the social issues that arise at college, handle an increased level of freedom, etc., etc. Once again, homeschool graduates fared the best in this measure:

Graduated fromOverall GPA
Public School2.66
Catholic School2.88
Homeschool3.14

And once again, you can see that while a private Catholic school produced a benefit in student GPA as compare to a public school, homeschools offered a significantly larger benefit (0.48 compared to 0.22).

Now unlike overall GPA and SAT/ACT scores, the next two measures could not be compared for all students in the study. In order to have completed the university’s “core” courses and started a major, the student had to be a junior or senior. As a result, the freshmen and sophomores were excluded in this part of the analysis. This reduced the sample size significantly (from 408 to 164). As you can see, while the pattern remains the same, the differences between the students have reduced significantly:

Graduated fromCore GPAMajor GPA
Public School2.973.07
Catholic School3.023.12
Homeschool3.113.2

Now because of the reduced sample size, none of the differences you see above are statistically significant. That means it’s possible the differences you see in the numbers are the result of random chance and not a difference in the schooling that the students experienced. However, they do match the statically-significant trends of SAT/ACT scores and overall GPAs, so they may be real. If they are real, they may indicate that as a student adapts to college (remember, the students in this part of the study were juniors and seniors), the quality of their college preparation becomes less important in determining their success.

Regardless of whether or not you can conclude anything from the “core” GPAs and the major GPAs, the other two measures in this study add to the growing list of data that point to one very clear conclusion: Homeschooled students are, on average, much better prepared for college than their peers.

Relax, homeschool moms. You’ve got this!

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Notes

  1. Marc Snyder, “An Evaluative Study of the Academic Achievement of Homeschooled Students Versus Traditionally Schooled Students Attending a Catholic University,” Catholic Education, March 2013, pp.288-308. (available online)

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