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Title: Evaluation of the DC Opportunity Scholarship Program: Impacts After Three Years
Description: The DC Opportunity Scholarship Program (OSP), established in 2004, is the only federally-funded private school voucher program for low-income parents in the United States. This report examines impacts on achievement and other outcomes three years after eligible students were selected or not selected to receive scholarships using a lottery process in 2012, 2013, and 2014. The report found that the OSP had no effect on either math or reading achievement. The OSP did have positive effects on students' but not parents' satisfaction with their schools and perceptions of school safety.
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Cover Date: May 2019
Web Release: May 15, 2019
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Publication #: NCEE 20194006
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Center/Program: NCEE
Type of Product: Evaluation Report
Questions: For questions about the content of this Evaluation Report, please contact:
Meredith Bachman.