WWC review of this study

Reengaging high school dropouts: Early results of the National Guard Youth ChalleNGe Program evaluation.

Bloom, D., Gardenhire-Crooks, A., & Mandsager, C. (2009). New York: MDRC. Retrieved from: https://eric.ed.gov/?id=ED504645

  • Randomized Controlled Trial
     examining 
    1,018
     Students
    , grades
    11-12

Reviewed: September 2010

Study sample characteristics were not reported.
No statistically significant positive
findings
Meets WWC standards without reservations

Reviewed: June 2009

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

High school diploma or GED

National Guard Youth ChalleNGe Program vs. Business as usual

Posttest

Overall;
1,018 students

45.6

10.1

No

--
External behavior outcomes—Indeterminate effects found
Outcome
measure
Comparison Period Sample Intervention
mean
Comparison
mean
Significant? Improvement
index

Arrested since RA

National Guard Youth ChalleNGe Program vs. Business as usual

Posttest

Overall;
1,018 students

14.2

20

No

--
Labor market outcomes outcomes—Indeterminate effects found
Outcome
measure
Comparison Period Sample Intervention
mean
Comparison
mean
Significant? Improvement
index

Currently working

National Guard Youth ChalleNGe Program vs. Business as usual

Posttest

Overall;
1,018 students

51.2

42.1

No

--

Characteristics of study sample as reported by study author.


  • Female: 16%
    Male: 84%
  • Race
    Black
    40%
    White
    41%
  • Ethnicity
    Hispanic
    14%
    Not Hispanic
    86%
 

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