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Title:  Evaluation of the DC Opportunity Scholarship Program: Impacts After One Year
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 one year after eligible children were selected or not selected to receive scholarships using a lottery process in 2012, 2013, and 2014. The study found negative impacts on student achievement but positive impacts on parent perceptions of school safety, for those participating in the program. There were no statistically significant effects on parents' or students' general satisfaction with their schools or parent involvement in education.
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Cover Date: April 2017
Web Release: April 27, 2017
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Publication #: NCEE 20174022
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Center/Program: NCEE
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Type of Product: Evaluation Report
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Questions: For questions about the content of this Evaluation Report, please contact:
Meredith Bachman.