Participants Needed for Multi-State Research Project
While testing is not required of homeschooled children in Louisiana, strong scores make a convincing argument that homeschooling is successful without government control. We know that quality research is a powerful tool in protecting homeschool freedom. Louisiana families now have the opportunity to showcase their academic success by contributing to a new, multi-state research study!
Homeschool Louisiana is partnering with National Home Education Research Institute (NHERI) and BJU Press Homeschool to conduct a research project that will provide new and helpful information to homeschool families, homeschool support organizations, policymakers, and the general public. This is a multi-state research study, and we are excited to be working with other homeschool state organizations like Homeschool Louisiana.
Participation in this study is optional.
Research Project Partners
NHERI is a trusted and long-withstanding leading research group that has served state organizations – like Homeschool Louisiana – across the nation, homeschool families, scholars, the media, courts, policymakers, and the general public for over 32 years. Your responses will be kept confidential. Names will not be used in reports and publications for an Louisiana study and a multi-state study.
NHERI is currently collecting data for analysis and summary through a short, anonymous survey. No student’s or family’s personally identifying information will be released to NHERI. Research reports based on the data may then be presented to outlets such as Homeschool Louisiana’s website, legislators, policymakers, the homeschool community, or scholarly journals. Participants should plan to complete the survey after receiving their student’s testing ID Number and before their student takes their test.
BJU Press will create reports provided to NHERI with student score data identified by an assigned student ID number only. Any such reports will contain student ID numbers but will have no personally identifying information for the students or families. (BJU Press maintains their customer files, including student ID and test scores, as part of their regular operation whether you test with them individually or in conjunction with Homeschool Louisiana.) Only families who complete the anonymous survey, order a test through Homeschool Louisiana’s Parent Portal, and include their student’s ID number will be included in the BJU Press reports provided to NHERI.
Research Agreement & Survey
By completing the Research Agreement & Survey and providing your student’s ID number from BJU Press, you are agreeing to allow Homeschool Louisiana and BJU Press to work with NHERI to create group reports that will be used for blind studies. Your responses will be kept confidential. Names will not be used in reports or publications of the study. The survey only takes 5-10 minutes to complete per student.
We are asking you to willingly participate in this study. You are not required to do so. You may test with Homeschool Louisiana and decline to participate in the study. However, the greater the participation, the more reliable the study results.
Thank you for being willing to join in this critical research to support homeschool freedom for the next generation! Remember, the greater the participation, the more valuable the study results will be!
Homeschool Louisiana President
How do I participate?
Step One: Make a Testing Plan
Choose your dates and your type of test.
Step Two: Order Your Test
ORDER BY PHONE
- Call BJU directly at (800) 845-5731 to order your tests.
- Indicate when scheduling & ordering that you are testing with Homeschool Louisiana.
- Setup your account on BJU Homeschool’s Parent Portal using Homeschool Louisiana’s link.
- Homeschool Louisiana’s ID number: G2U4Q91Q
Step Three: Take the Survey
- After assessments are purchased, your child(ren) will be assigned a 10-digit ID number. You will receive an email with a 10-digit ID number for each child you’ve purchased a test for.
- Return to Homeschool Louisiana. Fill out the survey for each participating child before testing is complete:
- Surveys returned after testing will not be included in the study.
There are many benefits of having your child take a standardized test through Homeschool Louisiana and BJU.
PROTECT HOMESCHOOL FREEDOM
Establishing a Louisiana database of compiled scores lends credibility to the educational excellence of homeschool students. Because homeschooled students historically score very high, the larger the number of students tested, the more convincing our scores become to both legislators and the public.
Your participation is encouraged, not only for your own information, but to continue to safeguard our freedoms.
LEARN TEST-TAKING SUCCESS
Following directions, relaxing under pressure, pacing oneself, and completing work in an allotted time are all great skills that can be honed through taking tests.
Testing can be a valuable preparation for college entrance exams such as the ACT and SAT.
PROVIDE A BENCHMARK
Standardized tests indicate how your child compares academically to other children at his grade level.