This study has been completed.
March 2005 – August 2009
Moore & Associates
Center for Resource Management
The U.S. Department of Education's Student Mentoring Program was authorized under the No Child Left Behind Act and funded at $47 million in Fiscal Year 2009. The program intended to address the lack of supportive adults in the lives of students in grades four through eight at risk for academic failure and behavioral problems. The program provided funds to schools and to community- and faith-based organizations to create school-based mentoring programs. This study evaluated the impact of this program on student outcomes.
The study included approximately 2,573 students from 32 mentoring grantees. The students were randomly assigned either to receive the student mentoring program or not. Outcome data collected after one school year were student self-reports and student school records. Program implementation was assessed through surveys of students, mentors, and grantees.
The final report, titled Impact Evaluation of the U.S. Department of Education's Student Mentoring Program: Final Report, was released in March 2009.
Other publications from this study are listed below.
A restricted-use file containing de-identified data is available for the purposes of replicating study findings and secondary analysis.