I have a new working paper, co-authored with two of my undergraduate students, Elyssa Edwards and Courtney Ngai, that examines how homeschool background, academic preparation and student time use effect their academic performance. We find that standardized test scores are a good predictor of grade point average (GPA) and that academic performance suffers from student involvement in extracurricular activities. Interestingly, the effect of homeschool background on GPA may be stronger for students whose mother has a college degree, and may be conditional on their academic preparation, as measured by ACT score. Download and read the paper.
Assistant Professor of Economics at Patrick Henry College.