ERIC Number: EJ1054568
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 40
Are Homeschoolers Prepared for College Calculus?
Wilkens, Christian P.; Wade, Carol H.; Sonnert, Gerhard; Sadler, Philip M.
Journal of School Choice, v9 n1 p30-48 2015
Homeschooling in the United States has grown considerably over the past several decades. This article presents findings from the Factors Influencing College Success in Mathematics (FICSMath) survey, a national study of 10,492 students enrolled in tertiary calculus, including 190 students who reported homeschooling for a majority of their high school years. The authors found that, compared with students who received other types of secondary schooling, students who homeschooled: (a) were demographically similar to their peers, (b) earned similar SAT Math scores, and (c) earned higher tertiary calculus grades.
Descriptors: Home Schooling, Calculus, College Preparation, Mathematics Education, National Surveys, College Mathematics, High Schools, Student Attitudes, Mathematics Achievement, College Students, Grades (Scholastic), College Entrance Examinations, Scores
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Secondary Education; Higher Education; Postsecondary Education; High Schools
Sponsor: National Science Foundation
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: SAT (College Admission Test)
IES Grant or Contract Numbers: 0813702