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|NCES 2007045||Trends in the Use of School Choice: 1993 to 2003
Opportunities for school choice in the United States have expanded since the 1990s. This report uses data from the National Household Surveys Program (NHES) to present trends that focus on the use of and users of public schools (assigned and chosen), private schools (church- and non church-related), and homeschoolers between 1993 and 2003. The percentage of students enrolled in their assigned public school decreased from 80 percent to 74 percent between 1993 and 2003, while this decrease was nearly offset by an increase in chosen public school enrollment from 11 to 15 percent between 1993 and 2003. During this same time period, enrollment in church-related private schools remained stable at 8 percent and enrollment in non church-related private schools increased from 1.6 to 2.4 percent. This report also presents data on parental perceptions of public school choice availability and associations between the public and private school types children were enrolled in and parental satisfaction with and involvement in the schools. About one-half of all students have parents who reported that public school choice was available in their community, with one-quarter of students attending assigned public schools having parents who considered enrolling them in a school other than the one they were currently attending, while 17 percent of all students and 27 percent of Black students attended a school other than their parent’s first-choice school. Generally, there were no parental involvement differences detected between students enrolled in assigned and chosen public schools. Parents of students in private schools reported more direct involvement in their children’s schools than parents of students enrolled in other types of schools.
|NCES 2006042||Homeschooling in the United States: 2003
This report provides statistics about the homeschooling population during the spring of 2003 and spring of 1999, and provides detailed characteristics of homeschoolers in both years. The results show that in 2003 there were 1,096,000 students being homeschooled, a figure that represents a 29 percent increase from the estimated 850,000 students who were being homeschooled in the spring of 1999.
|NCES 2004115||1.1 Million Homeschooled Students in the
United States in 2003
This brief uses data from the 2003 National Household Education Surveys Program (NHES) to estimate the number of homeschooled students in the United States in 2003 and to discuss the reasons parents decide to homeschool their children. The brief also shows that the number of homeschoolers, and the proportion of the student population they represent, has increased since 1999.
|NCES 2001033||Homeschooling in the United States: 1999
In the spring of 1999, an estimated 850,000 students nationwide were being homeschooled. This report, based on data from the Parent Survey of the National Household Education Survey Program, 1999, contains information about the characteristics of homeschooled children and their families, parent's reasons for homeschooling, and public school support for homeschoolers.
|NCES 2000079||National Household Education Survey of 1999 Data Files
Three surveys were conducted for the NHES: 1999: the Parent Survey (Parent-NHES: 1999), the Youth Survey (Youth-NHES: 1999) and the Adult Education Survey (AE-NHES: 1999). Data files for NHES: 1999 that were downloaded or shipped prior to June 1st, 2001 contain weights that have subsequently been revised and need to be replaced. Please follow the link below, at “On-line Availability,” for more information. Also, please note that the Data File User’s Manuals and Methodology Report for NHES: 1999 have not been revised to reflect the adjustment to the survey weights. As a result, data users should not use the weighted response rates or weighted frequencies that appear in these reports. The data files and documentation for NHES: 1999 can be downloaded from this website.
|NCES 2000311||Issues Related to Estimating the Home-Schooled Population in the United States with National Household Survey Data
This report compares two studies that have yielded disparate estimates of the rate of home schooling in the United States. The analysis focuses on the methodology used in the 1996 National Household Education Survey and the 1994 Current Population Survey, with particular emphasis on potential sources of error in estimating the home-schooled population.
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