You know how your mom is always worried about “real” standardized tests? Show her this. Oh, yeah — and remind her that the SAT has been aligned with the CCS since 2009.
From the end of this article:
““The SAT 2014 test scores of college-bound homeschool students were higher than the national average of all college-bound seniors that same year,” the National Home Education Research Institute (NHERI) divulged.
Across the disciplines, homeschooled children scored considerably higher than the average student in America that attends public school (approximately 88 percent of school children) and those who attend conventional private schools (approximately 10 percent).
“Some 13,549 homeschool seniors had the following mean scores: 567 in critical reading, 521 in mathematics and 535 in writing (College Board, 2014a),” NHERI President Brian D. Ray reported. “The mean SAT scores for all college-bound seniors in 2014 were 497 in critical reading, 513 in mathematics, and 487 in writing (College Board, 2014b). The homeschool students’ SAT scores were 0.61 standard deviation higher in reading, 0.26 standard deviation higher in mathematics, and 0.42 standard deviation higher in writing than those of all college-bound seniors taking the SAT, and these are notably large differences.”
Other nationwide surveys conducted over the past couple of decades also demonstrate that homeschooled children at every age and from every socioeconomic level score markedly higher on standardized tests than their conventionally schooled counterparts.”