Research Spotlight

First Report of the Evaluation of the DSSF

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Gary T. Henry

The First Report of the Evaluation of the Disadvantaged Student Supplement Fund (DSSF), published in April 2007, presents the work of Gary T. Henry and his research team in evaluating the effectiveness of the strategies funded by the DSSF program in North Carolina.

The report describes the student performance and educational resource allocation – including both human and financial resources – in the 16 pilot districts during 2004-05, the first year of DSSF funding. It provides a baseline against which progress in DSSF districts can be assessed over time.

Henry is the 2006-07 William Neil Reynolds Distinguished Visiting Professor at the School of Education.