Evaluation of Magnet Schools Assistance Program
Evaluation, Learning Design, Methodology
While magnet school initiatives have garnered support across the country, many questions remain regarding student achievement within these programs in relation to “conventional” public schools. The goal of this rigorous evaluation was to measure the Magnet Schools Assistance Program’s (MSAP) impact on student achievement, using a statistically rigorous, high-quality quasi-experimental design. We worked with magnet schools in eleven school districts in the 2010 cycle and nine school districts across the country in the 2013 cycle.