Table ES-1. OSP Applicants by Program Status, Cohorts 1, 2, and 3
|Total Cohort 1
and Cohort 2
|Scholarship users in initial year of receipt||1,027||797||1,824||328||2,152|
|Scholarship users fall 2005||919||797||1,716||n.a.||1,716|
|Scholarship users fall 2006||788||684||1,472||328||1,800|
|n.a. = not applicable.|
Because most participating private schools closed their enrollments by mid-spring, applicants generally had their eligibility determined based on income and residency, and the lotteries were held prior to the administration of baseline tests. Therefore, baseline testing was not a condition of eligibility for most applicants. The exception was applicants entering the highly oversubscribed grades 6-12 in cohort 2. Those who did not participate in baseline testing were deemed ineligible for the lottery and were not included in the eligible applicant figure presented above, though they were counted in the applicant total. In other words, the cohort 2 applicants in grades 6-12 had to satisfy income, residency, and baseline testing requirements before they were designated eligible applicants and entered into the lottery.
The initial year of scholarship receipt is fall 2004 for cohort 1, fall 2005 for cohort 2, and fall 2006 for cohort 3.
SOURCES: The DC Opportunity Scholarship Program applications and the Program operator's files.