National Congregations Study.
The National Congregations Study – Wave III, sponsored primarily by the Lilly Endowment and carried out by NORC and Principal Investigator Mark Chaves at Duke University, aims to document the work, programs, and activities of America’s religious congregations. More
Outcome Evaluation of the Minnesota Reading Corps PreK Program.
The limited number of previous evaluations on
volunteer-only tutoring programs has shown variation in their
effectiveness to improve children’s literacy proficiency. In 2014, NORC
at the University of Chicago completed an evaluation of an AmeriCorps
literacy intervention program, the Minnesota Reading Corps, which showed
that volunteer AmeriCorps members can produce significantly greater
increases in preschool student’s emergent literacy skills over a single
school year. More
Outpatient Payment Policy Under Medicare: Recent Policy Developments from the Rural Perspective.
This study was designed to examine outpatient payment options for rural hospitals, the advantages and disadvantages of each, and their potential impact on hospital revenue and rural access to health services. More
State-specific Design Parameters for Designing Better Evaluation Studies.
This IES-funded project seeks to use State Longitudinal Data Systems (SLDS) to estimate variance components and intraclass correlations for use in multi-level study designs in education. Having plausible values of intraclass correlations is essential to planning how many schools and students are needed for an evaluation design. This project is a continuation of efforts by Hedges and Hedberg to provide guidance on these parameters to the research community. Whereas their previous work used national probability samples to estimate these parameters, the current project uses state data. More
The Study of the Food Distribution Program on Indian Reservations.
In 2011, the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Food and
Nutrition Service (FNS) contracted with the Urban Institute and its
partners -- NORC at the University of Chicago and Support Services International --
to conduct a national study of FDPIR and its participants. The last
nationally representative study of FDPIR participants and programs was
completed in 1990. More