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ERIC Number: EJ1089924
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016-Mar
Pages: 16
Abstractor: As Provided
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ISSN: ISSN-0162-3737
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Student Selection, Attrition, and Replacement in KIPP Middle Schools
Nichols-Barrer, Ira; Gleason, Philip; Gill, Brian; Tuttle, Christina Clark
Educational Evaluation and Policy Analysis, v38 n1 p5-20 Mar 2016
Skeptics of the KIPP (Knowledge Is Power Program) charter school network argue that these schools rely on selective admission, attrition, and replacement of students to produce positive achievement results. We investigate this using data covering 19 KIPP middle schools. On average, KIPP schools admit students disadvantaged in ways similar to other local students, and attrition patterns are typically no different at KIPP than at nearby schools. Unlike district schools, however, KIPP schools tend to replace students who exit with higher achieving students, and fewer students are replaced in the later years of middle school. Overall, KIPP's positive achievement impacts do not appear to be explained by advantages in the prior achievement of KIPP students, even when attrition and replacement patterns are taken into account.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Middle Schools; Secondary Education; Junior High Schools; Grade 5; Intermediate Grades; Elementary Education; Grade 6; Grade 7; Grade 8
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Language: English
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