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ERIC Number: ED546479
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2014-Aug
Pages: 3
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: N/A
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WWC Review of the Report "The Short-Term Effects of the Kalamazoo Promise Scholarship on Student Outcomes." What Works Clearinghouse Single Study Review
What Works Clearinghouse
Researchers examined the impacts of the Kalamazoo Promise Scholarship program on academic and behavioral outcomes of students in grades 9-12 in Kalamazoo Public Schools (KPS). The Kalamazoo Promise Scholarship program offers college scholarships to graduating high school students in the KPS district. The percentage of tuition and fees covered is dependent on how long a student has attended school in the district. Students attending since kindergarten receive the full 100% of tuition and fees. Students attending since ninth grade receive a scholarship covering 65%. Students who enter KPS in tenth grade or later are not eligible to receive the scholarship. To assess the program's impacts, researchers compared the academic and behavioral outcomes of students in high school, before and after the Kalamazoo Promise Scholarship program was introduced. Student outcomes that were included in the study were: student grade point averages, whether students earned course credits, the number of course credits earned, incidence of and number of days spent in suspension, and incidence of and number of days spent in in-school detention. This study uses a quasi-experimental design in which baseline equivalence of the groups cannot be demonstrated. Therefore, the research does not meet WWC group design standards. [For the full study, see ED536684, "The Short-Term Effects of the Kalamazoo Promise Scholarship on Student Outcomes. Upjohn Institute Working Paper No. 12-186."]
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Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: High Schools; Secondary Education
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Language: English
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Authoring Institution: What Works Clearinghouse (ED)
Identifiers - Location: Michigan
IES Funded: Yes
What Works Clearinghouse Reviewed: Does Not Meet Evidence Standards
IES Cited: ED536684