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Title:  Homeschooling in the United States: 2012
Description: This Statistics in Brief provides estimates of the number and percentage of homeschooled students in the United States in 2012 and compares these estimates with 1999, 2003, and 2007. It describes the demographic characteristics of homeschoolers and reasons parents choose to homeschool their children. It presents parent reports on curriculum sources, online learning, and math and science subjects the child has been taught since beginning homeschooling. The April 2017 report replaces the version released November 2016 and corrects errors found with two tables and one figure.

In April 2017, NCES released an errata for the NHES Homeschooling in the United States: 2012 (NCES 2016-096) report released on November 1, 2016, describing errors found with two tables (Table 2 and Table A-12) and one figure (Figure 4).The error in Table 2 was due to revisions made with the analytic weights after the table was created and the estimates were mistakenly not updated. Figure 4 was found to contain copyediting errors with one estimate and three estimate warnings. Finally, Table A-12 was found to contain copyediting errors as well. Those errors have been corrected in the revised report (NCES 2016-096 REV). For more details, see the errata posted here
Online Availability:
Cover Date: April 2017
Web Release: April 7, 2017
Publication #: NCES 2016096REV
Center/Program: NCES
Authors: Jeremy Redford, Danielle Battle, and Stacey Bielick from the American Institutes for Research (AIR)
Type of Product: Statistical Analysis Report
Survey/Program Areas: National Household Education Survey (NHES)
Questions: For questions about the content of this Statistical Analysis Report, please contact:
Sarah Grady.