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ERIC Number: ED497767
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2007-Jun
Pages: 17
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 7
Evaluation of the DC Opportunity Scholarship Program: Impacts after One Year. Executive Summary. NCEE 2007-4010
Wolf, Patrick; Gutmann, Babette; Puma, Michael; Rizzo, Lou; Eissa, Nada; Silverberg, Marsha
Institute of Education Sciences
School choice remains an important part of the national discussion on education reform strategies and their benefits. While a variety of policies encourage parents' selection of schools for their children--for example, charter schools, magnet schools, and district open enrollment--scholarships that allow students to attend a private school have received the most attention. The U.S. Congress' passage of the District of Columbia School Choice Incentive Act of 2003 in January 2004 provided a unique opportunity not only to implement a system of private school choice for low-income students in the District, but also to rigorously assess the effects of the Program on students, parents, and the existing school system. This report describes the first-year impacts of the Program on those who applied for and were given the option to move from a public school to a participating private school of their choice. (Contains 6 footnotes and 2 tables.) [This report was produced through the Institute of Education Sciences' National Center for Education Evaluation and Regional Assistance. For complete report, see ED497154.]
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Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Education; Elementary Secondary Education; Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Institute of Education Sciences (ED), Washington, DC.
Identifiers - Location: District of Columbia
IES Funded: Yes