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ERIC Number: ED497614
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2007-Jul-2
Pages: 16
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 6
The Quantum Opportunity Program. What Works Clearinghouse Intervention Report
What Works Clearinghouse
The "Quantum Opportunity Program" ("QOP") is an intensive and comprehensive program for high school-aged youth that offers case management, mentoring, tutoring, and other education and support services. The program also offers financial incentives for participation in program activities. Participants enter "QOP" in the ninth grade and can receive services for four to five years, even if they drop out of school or move to another district. One study of the "Quantum Opportunity Program" met the What Works Clearinghouse (WWC) evidence standards with reservations. This randomized controlled trial included nearly 1,100 youth and was conducted in seven school districts in Cleveland, Ohio; Fort Worth, Texas; Houston, Texas; Memphis, Tennessee; Washington, DC; Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; and Yakima, Washington. The WWC considers the extent of evidence for "QOP" to be small for progressing in school and for completing school. No studies that met WWC evidence standards with or without reservations addressed staying in school. The "Quantum Opportunity Program" was found to have no discernible effects on progressing in school or completing school. [The following study is reviewed in this intervention report: Schirm, A., Stuart, E., and McKie, A. (2006). The Quantum Opportunity Program demonstration: Final impacts. Washington, DC: Mathematica Policy Research, Inc.]
What Works Clearinghouse. 2277 Research Boulevard, MS 5M, Rockville, MD 20850. Tel: 866-992-9799; Fax: 301-519-6760; e-mail:; Web site:
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: High Schools
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: What Works Clearinghouse (ED)
Identifiers - Location: District of Columbia; Ohio; Pennsylvania; Tennessee; Texas; Washington
IES Funded: Yes