The Effects of the Louisiana Scholarship Program on Student Achievement after Two Years

This paper examines the experimental effects of using an LSP scholarship to enroll in a private school on student achievement in the first two years following the program’s expansion.

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The Effects of the Louisiana Scholarship Program on Student Achievement after Two Years

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The Louisiana Scholarship Program (LSP) is a statewide initiative offering publicly-funded vouchers to enroll in local private schools to students in low-performing schools with family income no greater than 250 percent of the poverty line. Initially established in 2008 as a pilot program in New Orleans, the LSP was expanded statewide in 2012. This paper examines the experimental effects of using an LSP scholarship to enroll in a private school on student achievement in the first two years following the program’s expansion.

Download How Has the Louisiana Scholarship Program Affected Students?, a policy brief by Jonathan N. Mills, Anna J. Egalite, and Patrick J. Wolf that summarizes the four Technical Reports on the affects of the Louisiana Scholarship Program.