ERIC Number: ED464157
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2001-Sep
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Cleveland Scholarship Program Evaluation: 1998-2000 Technical Report.
Metcalf, Kim K.
This study examined characteristics of students who participated in the Cleveland Scholarship Program and how they compared with nonparticipants; characteristics of the classrooms and teachers of scholarship students and how they compared with those of public school students; and the impact of program participation on students' academic achievement. Data were collected longitudinally. This report examines the second phase of the evaluation, which began in 1998 and focused on children who entered the program (or their public school) as kindergartners or first graders. Researchers collected data on academic achievement, demographics, scholarship utilization, and teacher experience (from classroom interviews). Results indicated that in first grade, scholarship and applicant/non-receipt students were nearly identical demographically, but by late second grade, scholarship students were less likely to be of minority status and were of significantly higher income than were applicant/non-recipients. Classroom and teacher characteristics were relatively similar for public and private school students. Public school teachers were more likely to have completed graduate coursework. There was no clear or consistent academic achievement pattern that could be attributed to participation in the Scholarship Program. By the end of first grade, earlier group differences were reduced or eliminated. (Contains 8 figures and 26 tables.) (SM)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Educational Vouchers, Elementary Secondary Education, Private Schools, Program Effectiveness, Public Schools, Scholarships, Student Characteristics, Teacher Characteristics
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Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - Research
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Authoring Institution: Indiana Univ., Bloomington. Indiana Center for Evaluation.