Participants Needed for Multi-State Research Project
We’ve all heard that homeschool students test, on average, higher than their public school peers. Did you know this data is more than a decade old?
We continue to see increasing attacks on homeschooling and our freedoms. We know that quality research is a powerful tool in protecting homeschool freedom. You have the opportunity to showcase your child’s academic success by contributing to a new, multi-state research study!
The 2023 Academic Achievement Study is an opportunity to collect current data that will help continue the important work of defending homeschool freedom.
SCAIHS is partnering with National Home Education Research Institute (NHERI) and BJU Press Homeschool to conduct a research project that will provide new and helpful information to homeschool families, homeschool support organizations, policymakers, and the general public.
This is a multi-state research study, and we are excited to be working with other homeschool families, homeschool support groups, and state homeschool organizations.
Participation in this study is optional.
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Step One: Make a Testing Plan
Choose your dates and your type of test: Online or Paper/Pencil
- ONLINE: View the 2023 Online Testing Schedule when it is available. Once you’ve decided on the date, here are the Online Testing Order Instructions.
- PAPER/PENCIL: Here are the Paper/Pencil Testing Order Instructions.
Step Two: Order Your Test
ORDER BY PHONE
- Call BJU Press directly at (800) 845-5731 to order your tests.
- Indicate when scheduling & ordering that you are testing with South Carolina Assocication of Independent Home Schools (SCAIHS).
- Set up your account on BJU Homeschool’s Parent Portal using our affiliate link.
- SCAIHS’s ID number: Y33K2YTQ
Step Three: Take the Survey
- After assessments are purchased, your child(ren) will be assigned a 10-digit ID number. You will receive an email with a 10-digit ID number for each child you’ve purchased a test for.
- Return to our page here and fill out this survey link for each participating child before testing is complete.
- Surveys returned after testing will not be included in the study.
Academic Achievement Study Project Partners
NHERI is a trusted and long-withstanding leading research group that has served state homeschool organizations across the nation, homeschool families, scholars, the media, courts, policymakers, and the general public for over 32 years. Your responses will be kept confidential. Names will not be used in reports and publications for any individual state study or multi-state study.
NHERI is currently collecting data for analysis and summary through a short, anonymous survey. No student’s or family’s personally identifying information will be released to NHERI. Research reports based on the data may then be presented to outlets such as homeschool organizations’ websites, legislators, policymakers, the homeschool community, or scholarly journals. Participants should plan to complete the survey after receiving their student’s testing ID Number and before their student takes their test.
BJU Press Homeschool will create reports provided to NHERI with student score data identified by an assigned student ID number only. Any such reports will contain student ID numbers but will have no personally identifying information for the students or families. (BJU Press Homeschool maintains their customer files, including student ID and test scores, as part of their regular operation whether you test with them individually or in conjunction with a homeschool support group, or state homeschool organization.) Only families who complete the anonymous survey and include their student’s ID number will be included in the BJU Press Homeschool reports provided to NHERI.
Research Agreement & Survey
By completing the Research Agreement & Survey and providing your student’s ID number from BJU Press Homeschool, you are agreeing to allow BJU Press Homeschool to work with NHERI to create group reports that will be used for blind studies. If you are testing with a homeschool support group or a state homeschool organization, you are agreeing to allow that homeschool support group or state homeschool organization and BJU Press Homeschool to work with NHERI to create group reports that will be used for blind studies. Your responses will be kept confidential. Names will not be used in reports or publications of the study. The survey only takes 5-10 minutes to complete per student.
We are asking you to willingly participate in this study. You are not required to do so. You may test individually, with a homeschool support group, or with a regional homeschool organization such as SCAIHS and decline to participate in the study. However, the greater the participation, the more reliable the study results.
Thank you for your willingness to join in this critical research to support homeschool freedom for the next generation!