Researchers have conducted dozens of evaluations of school voucher programs and charter schools in the U.S. These studies examine programs with different policy designs, charter communities with different types of schools, and use various methodologies. At the School Choice Demonstration Project we use “Gold Standard” experimental methods of evaluation whenever possible and otherwise employ sophisticated observational methods that, under some circumstances, are nearly as rigorous as experiments. We think it is primarily from such rigorous scientific studies that we learn the truth about the effects of parental school choice programs.
- The Research Facts About Parental School Choice
- School Voucher Programs: What the Research Says about Parental School Choice
Opening Statement of Dr. Patrick J. Wolf, University of Arkansas. “School Vouchers: Friend or Foe?” Askwith Debate, Harvard University Graduate School of Education. Cambridge, MA, May 1, 2017.Read More
Shakeel, Anderson, & Wolf “U.S. Voucher Experiments: Reading Impacts by Year.”Read More
Shakeel, Anderson, & Wolf “U.S. Voucher Experiments: Math Impacts by Year.”Read More
Patrick J. Wolf. “Private School Choice in the U.S.: Experimental Effects on Test Scores.”Read More
M. Danish Shakeel, Kaitlin P. Anderson, & Patrick J. Wolf. “The Participant Effects of Private School Vouchers across the Globe: A Meta-Analytic and Systematic Review.” EDRE Working Paper 2016-07.Read More