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Title:  Evaluation of the DC Opportunity Scholarship Program: Impacts After Two Years
Description: The DC Opportunity Scholarship Program (OSP), established in 2004, is the only federally-funded private school voucher program for low-income parents in the United States. This report examines impacts on achievement and other outcomes two years after eligible children were selected or not selected to receive scholarships using a lottery process in 2012, 2013, and 2014. The report found negative impacts on math achievement but positive impacts on parent and student perceptions of school safety, for those participating in the program. There were no statistically significant effects on parents' or students' general satisfaction with their schools or parent involvement in education.
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Cover Date: May 2018
Web Release: May 31, 2018
Print Release: May 29, 2018
Publication #: NCEE 20184010
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Center/Program: NCEE
Authors: Mark Dynarski, Pemberton Research Ning Rui, Westat Ann Webber, Westat Babette Gutmann, Westat
Type of Product: Evaluation Report
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Questions: For questions about the content of this Evaluation Report, please contact:
Meredith Bachman.