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Document Number: 10221

Performance-Based Scholarships: Emerging Findings from a National Demonstration - This brief summarizes preliminary results from performance-based scholarship programs in Ohio, New York, and New Mexico, in addition to the original results in Louisiana. The results show modest but positive effects on important markers of academic progress, including increases in credits earned, greater impacts in the second term, and an increase in studentsí abilities to meet end-of-term benchmarks during program terms. The short-term results of the demonstration suggest that performance-based scholarships can move the dial on some important markers of academic success. (MDRC, May 2012) ...

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