The best homeschools have proven to be especially effective for kids from different backgrounds, according to a new study.
The study, conducted by The Leadership Institute, found that students who were homeschooled in the past year were 10 percent less likely to be diagnosed with ADHD than students who received no instruction at all.
The researchers found that children who received instruction at home were less likely than students in traditional schools to be placed in a remedial class and to be classified as having a high risk for behavioral problems.
The study, titled “Educational Success and Child Health Among the Nation’s Homeschooled Students,” was published in the July issue of Child Development.
A national study conducted by the Center for American Progress in 2014 found that nearly 70 percent of homeschool parents surveyed reported that their children were doing better academically and on standardized tests, compared to only 29 percent of their peers who did not attend homeschool.
The latest study also found that parents who homeschool are not only more likely to provide a safe, nurturing environment for their children, but are also more likely than other families to provide them with the right tools to succeed academically, including a curriculum, a support network and a supportive community.
According to the study, the research showed that homeschoolers are more likely not only to succeed in school, but also to be successful academically.
In addition, homeschool families with children with ADHD were less than 50 percent as likely to receive a grade below average in math and only 17 percent as often below average when it came to reading and writing.
The National Association for College Admission Counseling (NACAC) also released the report, “School Success and Student Achievement Among Parents Who Are Homeschooling, Adopted, and Under 18.”
According to NACAC, about 12 percent of families are homeschool, and they are a critical component of their community, serving as a gateway to better academic outcomes and better relationships.
The research also shows that homesweepers who are parents with children diagnosed with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) are significantly less likely (by a factor of two) to receive an ADHD diagnosis.
The average time to diagnosis of ADHD was 2.6 years.
Parents with children on the autism spectrum are also much more likely (on average) to homeschool their children than other parents.
According to the research, on average, a mother homeschooler has a child with autism about 3.7 years younger than a father who homesweeps.
In the survey, the most common types of homesweeper were those who had their children adopted, who were also the most likely to homesweeep and those who received some type of academic support, such as tutoring or parent education.
The survey found that more than 80 percent of all households who reported homeschool status were located in the Northeast.
According the study’s methodology, “If one were to look only at the Northeast, then the number of households who were ‘households who are not currently living in a traditional family home’ would be roughly equal to the number living in the Southeast, the West, or the Midwest.”
The study found that families who homeswep are more than twice as likely as other households to have a parent who has ADHD.
Parents who homeswait have a higher risk of having their child diagnosed with autism or attention deficit disorder.
According a recent report by the American Academy of Pediatrics, “children with parents who are diagnosed with conduct disorders or conduct issues are four times as likely (4.4 percent) as children with parents with conduct issues or conduct diagnoses to be in the developmental stages of ADHD, compared with those without conduct disorders.”
According the survey’s methodology: “The probability of a child being diagnosed with a disorder and/or ADHD is increased by parents who have a history of parental conduct issues.”
In other words, parents who don’t know their kids well are more prone to developing ADHD, even though they have a better chance of raising their child without a mental health issue.
The Leadership Institute released the study to coincide with the release of a new edition of the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) this fall.
The NAEP is the first standardized test of academic achievement since 2000.
The report found that “the gap between those who homesweet and those in traditional families is not statistically significant,” meaning that the difference is not large enough to affect overall achievement.
However, if a parent’s home schooling status were determined by the number and type of services they receive, the gap would be much larger, the study found.