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ERIC Number: ED510452
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Jun
Pages: 4
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: N/A
ISBN: N/A
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Evaluation of the DC Opportunity Scholarship Program: Final Report. NCEE Study Snapshot. NCEE 2010-4032
National Center for Education Evaluation and Regional Assistance
Called the DC Opportunity Scholarship Program (OSP) since its inception, the federally funded program provided scholarships of up to $7,500 for low income residents of the District of Columbia to send their children to participating private schools. Overall, low-income students who were awarded vouchers to attend private schools through the OSP were performing at similar levels in reading and math 4 to 5 years later as students who also applied to the OSP, but were not awarded scholarships. However, students awarded vouchers graduated at significantly higher rates than did their counterparts, according to parent reports. The OSP also had a positive impact on parents' satisfaction with their child's school and their perceptions of the school's safety, but students themselves rated school satisfaction and safety the same whether they received a voucher or not. (Contains 2 figures.) [This snapshot was based from the following study: Wolf, Patrick, Babette Gutmann, Michael Puma, Brian Kisida, Lou Rizzo, Nada Eissa, and Matthew Carr. (2010). "Evaluation of the DC Opportunity Scholarship Program: Final Report." Washington, DC: U.S. Department of Education, Institute of Education Sciences, National Center for Education Evaluation and Regional Assistance (ED510451).]
National Center for Education Evaluation and Regional Assistance. Available from: ED Pubs. P.O. Box 1398, Jessup, MD 20794-1398. Tel: 877-433-7827; Web site: http://ies.ed.gov/ncee/
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Education; Elementary Secondary Education; High Schools; Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Center for Education Evaluation and Regional Assistance (ED)
Identifiers - Location: District of Columbia
IES Funded: Yes