The average ACT score of homeschooled students in 2009 was higher than the national average, according to recently published data.
According to the organization behind the standardized test for high school achievement and college admissions, the 11,535 homeschoolers who took the ACT in 2009 scored an average of 22.5. The average score of the total 1.48 million students who took the exam was 21.1.
"This is a remarkable achievement and shows that homeschool parents are successfully preparing their children for college," commented Michael Smith, president of the Home School Legal Defense Association.
According to ACT Inc., which produces the test, research shows that high achievement on the ACT strongly indicates a "greater likelihood of success in college."
Success on the ACT test also reveals that the courses taken by high school students to prepare for college have been effective.
The ACT is scored on a scale of 1 to 36, with 36 being the highest possible score.