WWC review of this study

Evaluation of the DC Opportunity Scholarship Program: Final report (NCEE 2010-4018).

Wolf, P., Gutmann, B., Puma, M., Kisida, B., Rizzo, L., Eissa, N., & Carr, M. (2010). Washington, DC: National Center for Education Evaluation and Regional Assistance, Institute of Education Sciences, U.S. Department of Education. Retrieved from: https://eric.ed.gov/?id=ED510451

  • Randomized Controlled Trial
     examining 
    1,330
     Students
    , grades
    K-12
No statistically significant positive
findings
Meets WWC standards without reservations

Reviewed: March 2011

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

High school graduation

DC Opportunity Scholarship Program vs. Business as usual

Posttest

Schools in need of improvement;
231 students

0.79

0.66

Yes

 
 
11
More Outcomes

High school graduation

DC Opportunity Scholarship Program vs. Business as usual

Posttest

All;
316 students

0.82

0.7

Yes

 
 
10
Mathematics achievement outcomes—Indeterminate effects found
Outcome
measure
Comparison Period Sample Intervention
mean
Comparison
mean
Significant? Improvement
index

SAT-9: Math

DC Opportunity Scholarship Program vs. Business as usual

Posttest

All;
1,330 students

644.06

643.36

No

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More Outcomes

SAT-9: Math

DC Opportunity Scholarship Program vs. Business as usual

Posttest

Schools in need of improvement;
516 students

656.67

657.05

No

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

SAT-9: Reading

DC Opportunity Scholarship Program vs. Business as usual

Posttest

All;
1,328 students

649.15

645.24

No

--
More Outcomes

SAT-9: Reading

DC Opportunity Scholarship Program vs. Business as usual

Posttest

Schools in need of improvement;
520 students

657.49

656.41

No

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Characteristics of study sample as reported by study author.


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