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because all or part of an individual's income is derived from any public assistance program. (Not all prohibited bases apply to all programs.) Persons with disabilities who require alternative means for communication of program information (Braille, large print, audiotape, etc.) should contact USDA's TARGET Center at (202) 720-2600 (voice and TDD). To file a
iii ACKNOWLEDGMENTS This study was made possible by the efforts of many individuals and organizations over several years. We sincerely appreciate the willingness of KIPP school principals and other administrative staff to participate in the evaluation, especially their endless patience in providing access to their admissions practices. We would also like to(More)
Acknowledgments Mathematica Policy Research iii ACKNOWLEDGMENTS First and foremost, we would like to acknowledge the state and district departments of education represented in this study who generously made their data available to our team, as well as the assistance and guidance provided by their staff. This report would not have been possible without(More)
IES evaluation reports present objective information on the conditions of implementation and impacts of the programs being evaluated. IES evaluation reports do not include conclusions or recommendations or views with regard to actions policymakers or practitioners should take in light of the findings in the reports. ACKNOWLEDGMENTS This study was a(More)
Randomized controlled trials (RCTs) are widely considered to be the gold standard in evaluating the impacts of a social program. When an RCT is infeasible, researchers often estimate program impacts by comparing outcomes of program participants with those of a nonexperimental comparison group, adjusting for observable differences between the two groups.(More)
  • Ira Nichols-Barrer, Christina Clark Tuttle, +4 authors Josh Haimson
  • 2011
ii ACKNOWLEDGMENTS We would first like to acknowledge the state and district departments of education represented in this study that generously made their data available to our team and provided valuable assistance and guidance. This report would not have been possible without contributions from many individuals at Mathematica. Michael Barna provided timely(More)
This paper presents findings from the first national randomized study of the impacts of charter schools on student achievement, which included 36 charter middle schools across 15 states. The paper compares students who applied and were admitted to these schools through randomized admissions lotteries with students who applied and were not admitted. It finds(More)