The New Heights Evaluation: The Impact of New Heights on Closing the Achievement Gap

The New Heights Evaluation: The Impact of New Heights on Closing the Achievement Gap

Positive Adolescent Futures Study OAH Brief No. 1
Published: Jun 29, 2017
Publisher: Washington, DC: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Office of Adolescent Health
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Associated Project

Evaluating Selected Programs for Expectant and Parenting Youth (PEPY)

Time frame: 2014-2019

Prepared for:

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Office of Population Affairs

Authors

Julie Worthington

This brief summarizes the impacts of New Heights in Washington D.C. public schools. The evaluation found that New Heights had positive impacts on parenting females for all three outcome domains examined: school engagement, credit accumulation, and graduation. These impacts narrowed the pre-New Heights outcome gap between parenting and nonparenting females in the same schools.

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