Data about homeschooled children are currently collected in the NHES Parent and Family Involvement in Education (PFI) Survey. The PFI survey collects data about students who are enrolled in kindergarten through grade 12 or are homeschooled for equivalent grades. For homeschooled students, the survey asks questions related to students’ homeschooling experiences, the sources of the curriculum, and the reasons for homeschooling. Parents are the respondents.
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These web tables present findings on homeschooling in the United States, including the percentage of students homeschooled; reasons for homeschooling; providers of homeschool instruction (including virtual instruction and schools); teaching style and curriculum source; subjects taught; and homeschool activities.
This report uses data from multiple surveys to describe the landscape of school choice. The report discusses the changes over time in enrollment in traditional public, public charter, and private schools, as well as changes in the number of students who were homeschooled. It includes information on the characteristics of students enrolled in public and private schools, as well as characteristics of students who were homeschooled.