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Title:  Evaluation of the DC Opportunity Scholarship Program: Impacts After One Year
Description: The DC School Choice Incentive Act of 2003 established the first federally funded private school voucher program in the United States, providing scholarships of up to $7,500 for low-income residents of the District of Columbia to send their children to local participating private schools. The law also mandated that the Department conduct an independent, rigorous evaluation of what is now called the DC Opportunity Scholarship Program (OSP), to assess the impact of the program on academic achievement, school safety, and other outcomes. The impact evaluation is a randomized controlled trial that compares outcomes of eligible public school applicants randomly assigned to receive or not receive a scholarship through a series of lotteries.
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Cover Date: June 2007
Web Release: June 21, 2007
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Publication #: NCEE 20074009
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Type of Product: Evaluation Report
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