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Title:  Evaluation of the DC Opportunity Scholarship Program

For report NCEE 2010-4018 Evaluation of the DC Opportunity Scholarship Program

The DC Opportunity Scholarship Program is the first federally funded voucher program in the United States. A congressionally-mandated evaluation of the effectiveness of the program was conducted with two cohorts of applicants (spring 2004 and spring 2005) who entered lotteries to determine whether they would receive a private school scholarship. These approximately 23000 students were administered academic assessments and they and their parents, along with DC public and private school principals, were surveyed over four years about their experiences. These data were released along with the final report (

Online Availability:
Cover Date: June 2010
Web Release: June 1, 2010
Print Release:
Publication #: NCEE 20134004
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Center/Program: NCEE
Type of Product: Data File
Questions: For questions about the content of this Data File, please contact:
Erin Pollard.