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

Positive Adolescent Futures Study OAH Brief No. 1
Publisher: Washington, DC: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Office of Adolescent Health
Jun 29, 2017
Susan Zief, Julie Worthington, and John Deke
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.