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NCES 2020001 Homeschooling in the United States: Results from the 2012 and 2016 Parent and Family Involvement Survey (PFI-NHES:2012 and 2016)
This publication provides tables and figures showing data about the experiences of homeschooled students in 2012 and 2016. Topics include homeschooling rates, reasons homeschooled, providers of homeschool instruction (including virtual instruction and schools), teaching style and curriculum sources, subject areas, and homeschool activities.
12/19/2019
NCES 2019059 Data File User's Manual for the National Household Education Surveys Program of 2016: Supplementary Geocode Files for the Parent and Family Involvement in Education Survey, Early Childhood Program Participation Survey, and Adult Training and Education Survey
This Data File User's Manual contains documentation about the purpose and contents of restricted-use data files that include additional geographic information for the three 2016 National Household Education Surveys Program (NHES:2016) surveys: the Early Childhood Program Participation (ECPP) Survey, the Parent and Family Involvement in Education (PFI) Survey, and the Adult Training and Education Survey (ATES). Variables are drawn from administrative and survey data from NCES and other federal agencies (primarily data from the Census Bureau) to expand the analytic utility of NHES:2016 data. The supplementary data include geographic identifiers down to the census block group and identifiers for a childís assigned public school district. The files also include measures based on radii around a respondentís home for access to different education programs and schools. While additional geographic characteristic information is provided, the data support estimates of national-level characteristics and not subnational geographies like states or specific localities. The additional geocode data can be used to produce nationally representative estimates or national-level subgroup analyses such as schooling experiences of students living in low-population density areas with high employment rates across the U.S. but not schooling experiences of students in a specific rural area.
11/4/2019
NCES 2019060 National Household Education Surveys Program of 2016: Supplementary Geocode Files for the Parent and Family Involvement in Education Survey, Early Childhood Program Participation Survey, and Adult Training and Education Survey
National Household Education Surveys Program of 2016: Supplementary Restricted-Use Geocode Data for the Parent and Family Involvement in Education, Early Childhood Program Participation, and Adult Training and Education Surveys are available through an NCES restricted-use data license. Variables are drawn from administrative and survey data from NCES and other federal agencies (primarily data from the Census Bureau) to expand the analytic utility of NHES:2016 data. The supplementary data include geographic identifiers down to the census block group and identifiers for a childís assigned public school district. The files also include measures based on radii around a respondentís home for access to different education programs and schools. While additional geographic characteristic information is provided, the data support estimates of national-level characteristics and not subnational geographies like states or specific localities. The additional geocode data can be used to produce nationally representative estimates or national-level subgroup analyses such as schooling experiences of students living in low-population density areas with high employment rates across the U.S. but not schooling experiences of students in a specific rural area.
11/4/2019
NCES 2019106 School Choice in the United States: 2019
School Choice in the United States: 2019 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.
9/25/2019
NCES 2018100 National Household Education Surveys Program of 2016 Data File User's Manual
The 2016 National Household Education Surveys Program (NHES:2016) Data File Userís Manual provides documentation and guidance for users of the NHES:2016 data files, which include data from the Early Childhood Program Participation survey, the Parent and Family Involvement in Education survey, and the Adult Training and Education Survey. The survey program collected information about early childhood care, parental involvement in education, school choice, homeschooling, certifications and non-degree credentials, and adult training. Data files are being released for each of the three surveys and are being released with ASCII, SAS, SPSS, Stata, and R formats available.
2/9/2018
NCES 2018104 National Household Education Survey Programs of 2016 Public-Use Data Files
Three surveys were fielded in 2016 as part of the National Household Education Surveys Program: the Early Childhood Program Participation survey (ECPP), the Parent and Family Involvement in Education survey (PFI), and the Adult Training and Education Survey (ATES). Data files and documentation can be downloaded directly from the website. Data files are being released for each of the three surveys and are being released with ASCII, SAS, SPSS, Stata, and R formats available.
2/9/2018
NCES 2018105 National Household Education Surveys Program of 2016 Restricted-Use Data Files
The National Household Education Surveys Program (NHES): 2016 restricted-use files include the Early Childhood Program Participation (ECPP) file, the Parent and Family Involvement in Education (PFI) file, and the Adult Training and Education Survey (ATES) file. Data files are being released for each of the three surveys and are being released with ASCII, SAS, SPSS, Stata, and R formats available.
2/9/2018
NCES 2017102 Parent and Family Involvement in Education: Results from the National Household Education Surveys Program of 2016
This report presents findings from the Parent and Family Involvement in Education Survey of the National Household Education Surveys Program of 2016 (NHES:2016). The Parent and Family Involvement in Education Survey collected data on children enrolled in public or private school for kindergarten through 12th grade or homeschooled for these grades. The survey collected information about various aspects of parent involvement in education, such as help with homework, family activities, and parent involvement at school. For homeschooled students, the survey asks questions related to studentsí homeschooling experiences, the sources of the curriculum, and the reasons for homeschooling.
9/26/2017
NCES 2016096REV Homeschooling in the United States: 2012
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
4/7/2017
NCES 2016097 National Household Education Surveys Program (NHES):2012 Restricted-Use Data Files
The National Household Education Surveys Program (NHES): 2012 restricted-use files include the Early Childhood Program Participation (ECPP) file and the Parent and Family Involvement in Education (PFI) file. The ECPP file contains data about children from birth to age 6 but not yet enrolled in kindergarten in 2012. The PFI file contains data about students enrolled or homeschooled for grades kindergarten through 12 in 2012.
3/10/2016
NCES 2010004 Trends in the Use of School Choice: 1993 to 2007
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), charter schools, and homeschoolers between 1993 and 2007.
4/8/2010
NCES 2009030 1.5 Million Homeschooled Students in the United States in 2007
This Issue Brief provides estimates of the number and percentage of homeschooled students in the United States in 2007 and compares these estimates to those from 1999 and 2003. In addition, parentsí reasons for homeschooling their children in 2007 are described and compared to 2003. Estimates of homeschooling in 2007 are based on data from the Parent and Family Involvement in Education Survey (PFI) of the 2007 National Household Education Surveys Program (NHES).
12/23/2008
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 parentís 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 childrenís schools than parents of students enrolled in other types of schools.
11/28/2006
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.
2/2/2006
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.
8/2/2004
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