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This study was supported by Award No. ODCA 2010-01 and ODCA 2011-01 between the National Academy of Sciences and the Government of the District of Columbia; and Award No. 201000123 between the National Academy of Sciences and the Spencer Foundation. The study was also supported by the National Science Foundation, the CityBridge Foundation, the Philip L. Graham Fund, the Kimsey Foundation, the World Bank, and the Diane and Norman Bernstein Foundation. Any opinions, findings, conclusions, or recommendations expressed in this publication are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the organizations or agencies that provided support for the project.

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Suggested citation: National Research Council. (2011). A Plan for Evaluating the District of Columbia’s Public Schools: From Impressions to Evidence. Committee on the Independent Evaluation of DC Public Schools. Division of Behavioral and Social Sciences and Education. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press.

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