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National Center for Education Evaluation and Regional Assistance


Evaluation of the DC Opportunity Scholarship Program:

NCEE 2009-4050
March 2009

Table 2.  Features of Participating OSP Private Schools Attended by the Treatment Group in Year 3


Characteristic Weighted Mean Highest Lowest Valid N
Archdiocesan Catholic schools (percent of treatment students attending) 59 N/A N/A 66
Other faith-based schools (percent of treatment students attending) 23 N/A N/A 66
Chargin gover $7,500 tuition (percent of treatment students attending) 22 N/A N/A 48
Tuition $6,620 $29,902 $3,600 48
Enrollment 261 1,072 10 43
Student N 701      
NOTES: “Valid N” refers to the number of schools for which information on a particular characteristic was available. When a tuition range was provided, the mid-point of the range was used. The weighted mean was generated by associating each student with the characteristics of the school he/she was attending, and then computing the average of these student-level characteristics.
SOURCE: OSP School Directory information, 2004-05, 2005-06, 2006-07, and 2007-08, Washington Scholarship Fund.