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ERIC Number: ED511901
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Sep
Pages: 2
Abstractor: ERIC
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WWC Quick Review of the Report "Student Characteristics and Achievement in 22 KIPP Middle Schools"
What Works Clearinghouse
This study examined the effect of the Knowledge is Power Program (KIPP) on reading and mathematics achievement in 5th- through 8th-grade students. The study analyzed scores on state assessments for more than 5,600 students who attended 22 KIPP middle schools in nine states and Washington, DC, in the 2000s. Students were followed for one to four years depending on data availability, and the study standardized all test scores so they could be compared across states. KIPP middle school students were matched to students who had attended their same public elementary schools but subsequently attended non-KIPP middle schools. The effectiveness of each school was assessed by comparing the average achievement of KIPP middle school students with that of their matches in the public schools. Students in the 22 KIPP middle schools studied had higher reading and math test scores, on average, than similar students in public middle schools. The What Works Clearinghouse (WWC) has reservations about these results because KIPP students may have differed from comparison students in ways not controlled for in the analysis. [The following study is the focus of this "Quick Review": Tuttle, C. C., Teh, B., Nichols-Barrer, I., Gill, B. P., & Gleason, P. (June 2010). "Student characteristics and achievement in 22 KIPP middle schools." Washington, DC: Mathematica Policy Research, and Tuttle, C. C., Teh, B., Nichols-Barrer, I., Gill, B. P., & Gleason, P. (July 2010) (ED511107).]
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Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Grade 5; Grade 6; Grade 7; Grade 8; Middle Schools
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: What Works Clearinghouse (ED)
IES Funded: Yes