Promise Research Bibliography – by Outcome Area

September 2017
This list represents scholarly research into the impacts of place-based scholarship or “Promise” programs across the three outcome areas of K-12 education, post-secondary education, and community-level impacts.[1]

 


General

Andrews, Rodney J. 2013. The Promise of "Promise" Programs. Washington, DC: American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research, June 24.

Iriti, Jennifer, and Michelle Miller-Adams. 2015. Promise Monitoring and Evaluation Framework. Kalamazoo, MI: W.E. Upjohn Institute for Employment Research. (Supported with a grant from Lumina Foundation.)

Miller-Adams, Michelle. 2009. The Power of a Promise: Education and Economic Renewal in Kalamazoo. Kalamazoo, MI: W.E. Upjohn Institute for Employment Research.

Miller-Adams, Michelle. 2015. Promise Nation: Transforming Communities through Place-Based Scholarships. Kalamazoo, MI: W.E. Upjohn Institute for Employment Research.

Perna, Laura W. 2016, Understanding College Promise Programs. Philadelphia, PA: University of Pennsylvania Alliance for Higher Education and Democracy (Penn AHEAD), June 28.

Swanson, Elise, Angela Watson, Gary Ritter, and Malachi Nichols. 2016. "Promises Fulfilled? A Systematic Review of the Impacts of Promise Programs." University of Arkansas Department of Education Reform (EDRE) Working Paper. EDRE WP 2016-16. October 4.


Impacts on K-12 Education

Ash, Jennifer W. 2015. A Promise Kept in El Dorado? An Evaluation of the Impact of a Universal, Place-Based College Scholarship on K-12 Achievement and High School Graduation. Theses and Dissertations. 1175.

Ash, Jennifer W., and Gary W. Ritter. 2014. "Early Impacts of the El Dorado Promise on Enrollment and Achievement." Arkansas Education Report, Volume 11, Issue 1, University of Arkansas Office of Education Policy, April 23.

Bartik, Timothy J., and Marta Lachowska. 2013. "The Short-Term Effects of the Kalamazoo Promise Scholarship on Student Outcomes." In New Analyses of Worker Well-Being, Research in Labor Economics, Volume 38, Bingley, UK: Emerald Group Publishing Limited, pp. 37-76. Also available as a working paper and article.

Gonzalez, Gabriella C., Robert Bozik, Shannah Tharp-Taylor, and Andrea Phillips. 2011. Fulfilling the Pittsburgh Promise: Early Progress of Pittsburgh's Postsecondary Scholarship Program. Rand Corporation.

Miron, Gary, J. Jones, and A. Kelaher-Young. 2011."The Kalamazoo Promise and Perceived Changes in School Climate." Education Policy Analysis Archives, Volume 19, Number 17. 

Ritter, Gary, and Jennifer Ash. 2016. "The Promise of a College Scholarship Transforms a District." Phi Delta Kappan, Volume 97, Number 5, pp. 13-19.


Post-Secondary Impacts

Andrews, Rodney J., Stephen DesJardins, and Vimal Ranchhod. 2010. "The Effects of the Kalamazoo Promise on College Choice." Economics of Education Review, Volume 29, Issue 5. October.

Bartik, Timothy J., Brad Hershbein, and Marta Lachowska. 2015. "The Effects of the Kalamazoo Promise Scholarship on College Enrollment, Persistence, and Completion." Upjohn Institute Working Paper 15-229. Kalamazoo, MI: W.E. Upjohn Institute for Employment Research.

Carruthers, Celeste K., and William F. Fox, "Aid for all: College coaching, financial aid, and post-secondary persistence in Tennessee." Economics of Education Review, 51, 97-112. Also available as a working paper.

Daugherty, Lindsay, and Gabriella C. Gonzalez. 2016. "The Impact of the New Haven Promise Program on College Enrollment, Choice, and Persistence." Working Paper WR-1147-UIER. Santa Monica, CA: RAND Corporation.

Delaney, Jennifer, and Brad Hemenway, A difference-in-difference analysis of “Promise” financial aid programs on postsecondary institutions. Unpublished manuscript. Department of Education Policy, University of Illinois-Urbana Champaign.

Gonzalez, Gabriella, Robert Bozick, Lindsay Daugherty, Ethan Scherer, Reema Sing., Monica Suarez, Sarah Ryan, and Jonathan Schweig. 2014. An Early Look at College Preparation, Access, and Enrollment of New Haven Public School Students (2010-2013). Research Brief 9811. Santa Monica, CA: RAND Corporation.

Iriti, Jennifer, William Bickel, and Julie Kaufman. 2012. Realizing "The Promise:" Scholar Retention and Persistence in Post-Secondary Education. Pittsburgh, PA: University of Pittsburgh, Learning Research and Development Center. September 27.

Iriti, Jennifer, Lindsay C. Page, and William E. Bickel. 2017. "Place-based Scholarships: Catalysts for Systems Reform to Improve Postsecondary Attainment." International Journal of Educational Development. Posted online March 6, 2017.

Miller-Adams, Michelle and Bridget Timmeney. 2013. "The Impact of the Kalamazoo Promise on College Choice: An Analysis of Kalamazoo Area Math and Science Center Graduates." Upjohn Institute Policy Paper 2013-014. February.

Page, Lindsay C., and Jennifer Iriti. 2016. "On Undermatch and College Cost: A Case Study of the Pittsburgh Promise," in Andrew P. Kelly et al., eds. "Matching Students to Opportunity: Expanding College Choice, Access, and Quality." Cambridge, MA: Harvard Education Press.

Page, Lindsay C., Jennifer E. Iriti, Danielle J. Lowry, and Aaron M. Anthony. 2016. "The Promise of Place-Based Investment in College Access and Success: Investigating the impact of the Pittsburgh Promise." Manuscript prepared for submission to Educational Evaluation and Policy Analysis. Presented at American Education Finance and Policy conference in Denver, CO, March 2016.

Ritter, Gary, and Ash, Jennifer. 2016. "The Effect of the El Dorado Promise Scholarship on Higher Education Outcomes." Paper presented at the Annual Conference Association for Education Finance and Policy. Denver, CO, March.


Community-level Impacts

Bartik, Timothy J., Brad Hershbein, and Marta Lachowska. 2016. "The Merits of Universal Scholarships: Benefit-Cost Evidence from the Kalamazoo Promise." Upjohn Institute Working Paper 16-252. Kalamazoo, MI: W.E. Upjohn Institute for Employment Research.

Bartik, Timothy J., and Nathan Sotherland. 2015. "Migration and Housing Price Effects of Place-Based College Scholarships." Upjohn Institute Working Paper 15-245. Kalamazoo, MI: W.E. Upjohn Institute for Employment Research.

Hershbein, Brad J. 2013. "A Second Look at Enrollment Changes after the Kalamazoo Promise." Upjohn Institute Working Paper 13-200. Kalamazoo, MI: W.E. Upjohn Institute for Employment Research.

Landrum, Nancy E. 2008. "Murphy Oil and the El Dorado Promise: A Case of Strategic Philanthropy." Journal of Business Inquiry, Volume 7, Issue 1.

LeGower, Michael, and Randall Walsh. 2014. "Promise Scholarship Programs as Place-Making Policy: Evidence from School Enrollment and Housing Prices." NBER Working Paper No. 20056. Cambridge, MA: National Bureau of Economic Research.

Miller, Ashley. 2011. "College Scholarships as a Tool for Community Development? Evidence from the Kalamazoo Promise." Princeton, NJ: Working Paper, Princeton University. November.

Miller-Adams, Michelle, and Jenna Fiore. 2013. "The Kalamazoo Promise and Changing Perceptions of the Kalamazoo Public Schools." Upjohn Institute Policy Paper No. 2013-016. December.

Niemeyer, Arielle, Place-based scholarship program design, context, and intergenerational mobility: A case study of the Kalamazoo Promise Scholarship program. Virginia Commonwealth University doctoral dissertation. 2015.

Sohn, Hosung, Ross Rubenstein, Judson Murchie, and Robert Bifulco. 2017. "Assessing the Effects of Place Based Scholarships on Urban Revitalization: The Case of Say Yes to Education." Educational Evaluation and Policy Analysis. Volume 39, No. 2, June.


[1] Note to researchers: If you have carried out or know of research that should be a part of this bibliography, please send bibliographic information to miller-adams@upjohn.org.

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