Evaluation of the DC Opportunity Scholarship Program: Impacts After Three Years
he District of Columbia School Choice Incentive Act of 2003, passed by Congress in January 2004, established the first federally funded, private school voucher program in the United States. As part of this legislation, Congress mandated a rigorous evaluation of the impacts of the Program, now called the DC Opportunity Scholarship Program (OSP). This report presents findings from the evaluation of the impacts 3 years after families who applied were given the option to move from a public school to a participating private school of their choice.
Wolf, P. J., Gutmann, B., Puma, M., Kisida, B., Rizzo, L., Eissa, N., & Silverberg, M. (2009). Evaluation of the DC Opportunity Scholarship Program: Impacts After Three Years. School Choice Demonstration Project. Retrieved from https://scholarworks.uark.edu/scdp/27
Study sponsored by the U.S. Department of Education