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Impact Evaluation of the U.S. Department of Education's Student Mentoring Program

NCEE 2009-4047
March 2009

Outcome Measures

We measured a total of 17 outcomes in the domains of interpersonal relationships and personal responsibility, academic achievement and engagement, and high-risk or delinquent behavior. We based the evaluation outcome measures on the intended outcomes as stated in the legislation authorizing the program and the three research questions. Using both self-report data from the students and school records, the study estimated impacts on outcomes for treatment and control students, based on data from two time points—in the fall of the school year and at the end of the school year.