ERIC Number: ED508549
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Feb
Abstractor: As Provided
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Who Benefits from KIPP? NBER Working Paper No. 15740
Angrist, Joshua D.; Dynarski, Susan M.; Kane, Thomas J.; Pathak, Parag A.; Walters, Christopher R.
National Bureau of Economic Research
Charter schools affiliated with the Knowledge is Power Program (KIPP) are emblematic of the No Excuses approach to public education. These schools feature a long school day, an extended school year, selective teacher hiring, strict behavior norms and a focus on traditional reading and math skills. We use applicant lotteries to evaluate the impact of KIPP Academy Lynn, a KIPP charter school that is mostly Hispanic and has a high concentration of limited English proficiency (LEP) and special-need students, groups that charter critics have argued are typically under-served. The results show overall gains of 0.35 standard deviations in math and 0.12 standard deviations in reading for each year spent at KIPP Lynn. LEP students, special education students, and those with low baseline scores benefit more from time spent at KIPP than do other students, with reading gains coming almost entirely from the LEP group.
Descriptors: Extended School Year, Charter Schools, Mathematics Skills, Limited English Speaking, Public Education, Reading Skills, Achievement Gains, Reading Improvement, Mathematics Achievement, Extended School Day, Teacher Selection, Student Behavior, Program Effectiveness, Program Evaluation, Hispanic American Students, Special Needs Students, Improvement Programs
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Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Authoring Institution: National Bureau of Economic Research