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Title: Impact Evaluation of the U.S. Department of Education's Student Mentoring Program
Description: The study examined the effects of the U.S. Department of Education's Student Mentoring Program (SMP) on students' interpersonal relationships, academic outcomes, and delinquent and risk behaviors.

The study focused on about 2,600 at-risk fourth-through-eighth-grade students in 32 SMP sites.

Applicants were randomly assigned to a program group that was offered SMP services or to a control group that was not. Control-group students were free to receive mentoring services through other programs.

The authors collected data on students' interpersonal relationships and delinquent and risk behaviors through student surveys. They collected data on course grades, statewide assessment scores, and disciplinary infractions from school records.
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Cover Date: June 2009
Web Release: June 23, 2009
Publication #: WWC QRSM0609
Center/Program: WWC
Associated Centers: NCEE
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Type of Product: Quick Review
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