But again, you can't make a direct connection with these stats. There's big difference between the average homeschool family and the CC family. CC is expensive, so families without disposable funds are less likely to be in CC. CC requires parents to attend with the kids, so only parents who are willing and able to be heavily involved are going to CC. Even in HS circles, not everyone is a concerned involved parent, and some are working hard and doing their best, so even if they wanted to go to CC, they can't because of WORK and money making obligations. It's not necessarily a reflection of their levels of care as of their social status. Although, I know some HS families educate in a way that I consider almost neglectful or definitely neglectful.
The CC family is privileged. Yes, I know some make great sacrifices to be involved and pay for it, but for many families the time and cost burdens are so high that no sacrifices could make it possible. You need to compare privileged families against privileged families, and privileged families or samples that have a disproportionately high percent of privileged families will always score better than less privileged families or more balanced samples.
Most families in our community are far from privileged. Sure, a handful are, but that's certainly not the norm.
I get the distinct feeling that whatever I post will be questioned unless those results indicate that CC students perform at or below average, but I'll play, anyway.
Previously, we've been looking at 2014 SAT results. I had a difficult time finding results from 2014 that were separated by income, but I did find an article analyzing the 2013 test results. Now, I know that there can be some issues with comparing separate years. However, this article from the Washington Post indicates that the results between 2013 & 2014 were stagnant.
2013 Scores according to this article are
Those scores are all within 1 point of their 2014 scores.
So, the statistics I posted earlier:
The scores I posted earlier (CC vs top state vs natl avg):
630 vs 612 vs 497
577 vs 587 vs 487
569 vs 620 vs 513
More directly compared, the average CC Homeschooler Score vs Average Homeschooler Score:
630 vs 567
577 vs 535
569 vs 521
MSNBC published this article in March 2014 comparing family incomes and SAT scores. The Washington Post also posted a similar article.
Let's continue under the assumption that CC families are privileged and look at SAT scores of students with a household income of approximately $180,000 - 200,000. It's important to note that neither article gives an exact score. We'll have to estimate the scores based on the graph.
MSNBC shows that students in families with a combined income of $180,000-200,000 scored (approximately):
Exact CC Scores vs. Approximate $180,000-200,000 income:
630 vs 545
577 vs 540
569 vs 565
The average student enrolled in CC out-performed the average student with a combined household income of $180,000 - 200,000. Granted, the math scores are close.
I don't have statistics regarding CC family incomes, and I don't know what you call "privileged." In my experience, the majority of families in our community make far less than $180,000. Granted, I don't know what their exact incomes are, but I do know their professions.
Sidenote: I know that the numbers you asked for were regarding high-income homeschoolers. If that data exists, I have no clue where to find it. However, I can't imagine that there would be a glaring difference between the $180,000 - 200,000 income bracket test scores of public, private, & homeschooled students. If someone else was to find it, I would love to see the comparison. Based on the comparisons I've already seen, I have a pretty good idea how that would turn out.
I do want to emphasize that I'm not trying to imply that CC is the best program out there for everyone. I mentioned earlier that I don't think it's the best option for everyone. I'm not even sure that CC in high school will be the best option for us. My point is that CC students are successful, they score well, and they are easily able to gain college admission. I think if one compared similarly solid programs with CC, one would find that the scores were similar.