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Homeschooling

Data about homeschooled children are currently collected in the NHES's 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.

Two parents working with their son on school work

Data & Resources

Find NCES Publications

Explore the Data Files & Questionnaires

The U.S. Department of State provides homeschool resources

Visit the High School, Middle Grades, and Early Childhood longitudinal studies to see how they tracks students' development, achievement and learning over time

Many states have information about homeschooled students (see examples from Maine and , Virginia)

The Basics

These documents provide a summary of the most recent data and key information about the survey participants and how the survey was conducted.

First Look: Parent and Family Involvement in Education: Results from the National Household Education Surveys Program of 2016

Infographic: NHES Sample and Methods – Homeschool