Parental expectations = student performance

“the most consistent predictors of children’s academic achievement and social adjustment are parent expectations of the child’s academic attainment and satisfaction with their child’s education at school. Parents of high-achieving students set higher standards for their children’s educational activities.”

The Core Knowledge Blog has much more.

This is being spoken of in terms of public school, but it is just as true- or even more so- in terms of homeschooling.