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Evaluation of the DC Opportunity Scholarship Program Impacts After Two Years

Evaluation of the DC Opportunity Scholarship Program Impacts After Two Years

by Patrick Wolf, Babette Gutmann, Michael Puma, Brian Kisida
     
 
The purpose of the new scholarship program was to provide low-income residents,
particularly those whose children attend schools in need of improvement or corrective action under the Elementary and Secondary Education Act, with “expanded opportunities to attend higher performing schools in the District of Columbia” (Sec. 303). The scholarship, worth

Overview

The purpose of the new scholarship program was to provide low-income residents,
particularly those whose children attend schools in need of improvement or corrective action under the Elementary and Secondary Education Act, with “expanded opportunities to attend higher performing schools in the District of Columbia” (Sec. 303). The scholarship, worth up to $7,500, could be used to cover the costs of tuition, school fees, and transportation to a participating private school. The statute also prescribed how scholarships would be awarded: (1) in a given year, if there are more eligible applicants than available scholarships or open slots in private schools, scholarships are to be awarded by random selection (e.g., by lottery), and (2) priority for scholarships is given first to students attending SINI public schools and then to families that lack the resources to take advantage of school choice options.

The Program is operated by the Washington Scholarship Fund (WSF). To date, there have
been four rounds of applications to the OSP (table 1). Applicants in spring 2004 (cohort 1) and spring
2005 (cohort 2) represent the majority of Program applicants; the evaluation sample was drawn from
these two groups.2 There were a smaller number of applicants in spring 2006 (cohort 3) and spring 2007 (cohort 4) who were recruited and enrolled by WSF in order to keep the Program operating at capacity—approximately 2,000 students—each year.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2940148886549
Publisher:
ReadCycle
Publication date:
11/24/2013
Sold by:
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Format:
NOOK Book
File size:
862 KB

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