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ERIC Number: ED384297
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1995-Apr-22
Pages: 25
Abstractor: N/A
Home Schooled Adults: Are They Ready for College?
Galloway, Rhonda A. Scott
This study investigated home school graduates' potential for success in college by comparing their performance with that of students who had graduated from conventional public and private schools. The basis for comparison was student aptitude for college English as measured by the American College Testing (ACT) English sub-score and the ACT composite score and achievement in college English as measured by scores on tests, quizzes, and a library research paper. The subjects were 180 first-time freshmen students attending a large liberal arts Christian university. The subjects were divided into 3 groups: 60 home school graduates, 60 public school graduates, and 60 conventional private school graduates. Results indicated that the only significant difference among the student groups was found in the ACT English sub-test scores with the home schooled students scoring significantly higher than the conventional private school graduates. Overall the study suggested that the home schooled students in this study demonstrated similar academic preparedness for college and similar academic achievement in college as students who had attended conventional schools. (Contains 41 references.) (JB)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Researchers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: ACT Assessment
Grant or Contract Numbers: N/A