Achievement tests mean nothing. Need something not using such idiotic measuring tools to mean anything.Public Schools vs. Private Schools: New Study Says There is No Difference
"Many people assume that students enrolled in private schools perform better academically than do students attending public schools. The Center on Education Policy (CEP), however, disagrees. According to a new CEP study released this week, private school students and public school students perform equally on achievement tests in math, reading, science, and history."
Sorry, but NAEP is a division of the U.S. Department of Education. The idea that you would think going to the U.S Department of Education for information on how their institution weighs against the private sector makes no sense to me. You wouldn't go to one company to see how they do in their industry so why are you so comfortable doing it with the government? Sorry, if I think its idiotic.Percentage distribution of students ages 5 through 17 attending kindergarten through 12th grade, by school type or participation in homeschooling and selected child, parent, and household characteristics: 1999, 2003, and 2007
NAEP Studies - 2006461: Comparing Private Schools and Public Schools Using Hierarchical Linear Modeling