DC Opportunity School Voucher Program: Latest Evaluation Report Released

The latest evaluation of the DC Opportunity Scholarship Program found no impacts on student achievement 3 years after students applied for the program. There were positive impacts on students’ satisfaction with their school and perceptions of school safety, and on the rates of student chronic absenteeism. There were no statistically significant effects on parents’ satisfaction with their child’s school, parents’ perceptions of school safety, or parent involvement in education.

The Institute of Education Sciences published the latest report: Evaluation of the DC Opportunity Scholarship Program: Impacts Three Years After Students Applied. Westat authored the report.

The report examines impacts on achievement and other outcomes 3 years after eligible children were selected or not selected to receive scholarships using a lottery process in 2012, 2013, and 2014. It is the 6th in a series of reports, as mandated by Congress.

The DC Opportunity Scholarship Program, established in 2004, is the only federally funded private school voucher program for low-income parents in the U.S.

Learn more about evaluating school vouchers in Washington, DC.

Want to work with us?
You’ll be in great company.

About Us Careers

Westat Employees.
Westat Employee.
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services
Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration
The National Institutes of Health
AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety
The Johns Hopkins University
University of Maryland Baltimore Campus
University of Denver
U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs
U.S. Department of Transportation
U.S. Department of Justice
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
U.S. Department of Education
U.S. Department of Agriculture
The Verizon Foundation
Texas Education Agency
Baltimore Metropolitan Council
Teach for America
Social Security Administration
Robert Wood Johnson Foundation
Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development
NYC Mayor’s Office for Economic Opportunity
National Science Foundation
Michigan Department of Health and Human Services
Maryland Cancer Registry
Internal Revenue Service
Georgia Department of Transportation
DC Public Schools
ClearWay Minnesota
Chicago Metropolitan Agency for Planning
University of Michigan
Explore Our Clients

Please wait...

Forbes 2020 The Best Employers for Diversity Powered by Statista Copyright 2019 Forbes Media LLC. Used with permissionForbes 2019: The Best Employers for Women Powered by Statista Copyright 2019 Forbes Media LLC. Used with permission

Westat is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, creed, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, veteran status, disability, marital status, sexual orientation, citizenship status, genetic information, gender identity or expression, or any other protected status under applicable law. Notices to Employees & Applicants.