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Achieving academic success after school: A randomized evaluation of the Higher Achievement Program

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We assess the potential of academic OST programs through a four-year RCT of an intensive, comprehensive program. The program improves reading comprehension and problem solving scores after two years--but only the latter persists four years later. The program increases matriculation at competitive private high schools and reduces it at academically non-competitive magnet and charter schools. These effects may result from the program's intensity, specific services, and interestingly a decline in academic attitudes. Conversely, we can rule out peer effects, stemming the summer learning loss, or general adult support as mechanisms. (author abstract)
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United States
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District of Columbia; Virginia

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