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No Spin, Just Evidence

We seek to distinguish credible findings of program effectiveness from the many others that claim to be, through an easy-to-read, no-spin digest of recent program evaluation findings.

Large randomized trial finds “Learning Accounts” for low-income 10th graders produces sizable long-term gains in high school and college graduation

In this report we discuss exceptionally promising findings from a large randomized controlled trial (RCT) of a Canadian program—Learning Accounts—aimed at increasing the educational attainment of low-income high school students. The latest study reports[1] show gains...

Large randomized trial finds disappointing effects for federally-funded programs to facilitate the re-entry of prisoners into the community. A new approach is needed.

Highlights: This report discusses findings from a well-conducted randomized controlled trial (RCT) of program services funded by the Department of Justice’s Second Chance Act (SCA) Adult Demonstration Program, aimed at facilitating the re-entry of prisoners into the...
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