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Participants Needed for Multi-State Research Study

For homeschoolers who submit a notice of intent, academic proof of progress is required by August 1 each year. 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. Virginia families now have the opportunity to showcase their academic success by contributing to a new, multi-state research study!

HEAV 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 HEAV.

Participation in this study is optional. However, your participation would be anonymous—no identifying information will be attached to your child’s scores—and will go a long way to preserving our homeschooling freedoms .

Research Study Partners

NHERI is a trusted and long-withstanding leading research group that has served state organizations—like HEAV—across the nation, homeschool families, scholars, the media, courts, policymakers, and the general public for more than 32 years. Your responses will be kept confidential. No names will be used in reports and publications for the 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 HEAV’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 HEAV.) Only families who complete the anonymous survey, order a test through HEAV’s Parent Portal, and include their student’s ID number will be included in the BJU Press reports provided to NHERI.

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Research Agreement & Survey

By completing the Research Agreement & Survey and providing your student’s ID number from BJU Press, you are agreeing to allow HEAV 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 BJU through HEAV’s portal and decline to participate in the study. However, the greater the participation, the more reliable and valuable the study results.

Thank you for being willing to join in this critical research to support homeschool freedom for the next generation!

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