WWC review of this study

Impacts of dropout prevention programs: Final report.

Dynarski, M., Gleason, P., Rangarajan, A., & Wood, R. (1998). Princeton, NJ: Mathematica Policy Research.

  • Randomized Controlled Trial
     examining 
    394
     Students
    , grades
    8-12
Meets WWC standards without reservations

Reviewed: September 2009

Characteristics of study sample as reported by study author.


  • Female: 44%
    Male: 56%
  • Race
    Black
    70%
    Not specified
    12%
    White
    14%
  • Ethnicity
    Hispanic
    31%
    Not Hispanic
    69%

  • Urban
No statistically significant positive
findings
Meets WWC standards without reservations

Reviewed: March 2009

Completing school outcomes—Indeterminate effects found
Outcome
measure
Comparison Period Sample Intervention
mean
Comparison
mean
Significant? Improvement
index

Earned a high school diploma or GED (%)

Middle College High School vs. Business as usual

Year 2

Cohorts 1 and 2;
394 students

40

38

No

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Staying in school outcomes—Indeterminate effects found
Outcome
measure
Comparison Period Sample Intervention
mean
Comparison
mean
Significant? Improvement
index

Dropped out (%)

Middle College High School vs. Business as usual

Year 2

Cohorts 1 and 2;
394 students

36

33

No

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Characteristics of study sample as reported by study author.


  • Female: 46%
    Male: 54%
  • Race
    Black
    51%
    Not specified
    21%
    White
    20%
  • Ethnicity
    Hispanic
    9%
    Not Hispanic
    91%

  • Urban
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    Washington

In the case of multiple manuscripts that report on one study, the WWC selects one manuscript as the primary citation and lists other manuscripts that describe the study as additional sources.

  • Rosenberg, L., & Hershey, A. M. (1995). The cost of dropout prevention programs. Princeton, NJ: Mathematica Policy Research, Inc.

  • Rosenberg, L., & Hershey, A. M. (1995). The cost of dropout prevention programs. Princeton, NJ: Mathematica Policy Research, Inc.

At least one statistically significant positive finding
Meets WWC standards with reservations

Reviewed: March 2007

Progressing in school outcomes—Indeterminate effects found
Outcome
measure
Comparison Period Sample Intervention
mean
Comparison
mean
Significant? Improvement
index

Highest grade completed

Twelve Together vs. None

Posttest

Cohort 1;
219 students

9.1

9.2

No

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Staying in school outcomes—Statistically significant positive effects found
Outcome
measure
Comparison Period Sample Intervention
mean
Comparison
mean
Significant? Improvement
index

Dropped out of school (%)

Twelve Together vs. None

Posttest

Cohort 1;
219 students

8

13

Yes

 
 
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Characteristics of study sample as reported by study author.


  • Female: 60%
    Male: 40%
  • Race
    Black
    10%
    Not specified
    26%
    White
    14%
  • Ethnicity
    Hispanic
    50%
    Not Hispanic
    50%
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    California

In the case of multiple manuscripts that report on one study, the WWC selects one manuscript as the primary citation and lists other manuscripts that describe the study as additional sources.

  • Dynarski, M., & Gleason, P. (1998). How can we help? What we have learned from evaluations of federal dropout prevention programs. Princeton, NJ: Mathematica Policy Research.

 

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