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ERIC Number: ED568705
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2016-Mar
Pages: 44
Abstractor: As Provided
The Educational and Behavioral Impacts of the Ewing Marion Kauffman Charter School. Working Paper 43
Johnson, Matthew; Johnson, Cleo Jacobs; Richman, Scott; Demers, Alicia; Gentile, Claudia; Lindquist, Eric
Mathematica Policy Research, Inc.
The Kauffman School is a public charter school that serves students from low-income neighborhoods in Kansas City, Missouri. This paper used a matched comparison group design to estimate the impacts of the Kauffman School on student achievement, attendance, and suspensions. We found that the Kauffman School had positive and statistically significant impacts on student achievement in mathematics, reading, and science. This paper also used surveys, interviews, focus groups, and classroom observations to describe the hallmarks and operations of the Kauffman School and explore possible mechanisms for its effects, informing the literature on school effectiveness. We found evidence that the Kauffman School's hallmarks are largely being implemented faithfully, and that key stakeholders believe the Kauffman School's methods are having a positive influence on students' behavior, attitudes, and performance. The following are appended: (1) Data Preparation Details for Impact Analysis; (2) Data for Analysis of School Hallmarks; (3) Sample Selection for Impact Analysis; (4) Multiple Imputation Methodology; (5) Propensity-Score Matching Methodology; (6) Additional Attendance and Suspension Impact Estimates; and About the Series.
Mathematica Policy Research, Inc. P.O. Box 2393, Princeton, NJ 08543-2393. Tel: 609-799-3535; Fax: 609-799-0005; e-mail:; Web site:
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: Grade 3; Primary Education; Elementary Education; Early Childhood Education; Grade 4; Intermediate Grades; Grade 5; Middle Schools; Grade 6; Grade 7; Junior High Schools; Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation
Authoring Institution: Mathematica Policy Research, Inc.
Identifiers - Location: Missouri (Kansas City)