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Examining OBF Policy Implementation and Student-Level Effects in Tennessee, Ohio, and Indiana

From 2014-2016, Research for Action (RFA) conducted a comparative, mixed methods study in Indiana, Tennessee and Ohio to: examine OBF state-level policy formation and implementation; explore institutional-level implementation and identify contextual factors that affect it; and utilize Interrupted Time Series analysis with Statewide Longitudinal Data Systems to examine student-level effects. All analyses have been member-checked with officials in each state to ensure that our results are both comprehensive and accurate. This research was supported with grants from the Lumina Foundation and the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation.