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Mathematica Study on KIPP Middle Schools

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KIPP has a longstanding commitment to performance transparency. That commitment means we rigorously examine our performance data to understand our impact and successes, as well as our areas for growth. It allows us to honor our commitment to continuous learning and improvement, in order to better serve our students.

In 2008, Mathematica Policy Research began a multi-year longitudinal study of KIPP middle schools. Mathematica has released two reports to date, in 2010 and 2013, along with two installments of a working paper. The newest Mathematica report on KIPP, released in February 2013, is the most comprehensive look at KIPP schools to date.

By engaging in rigorous research and evaluation, we hope to promote continuous improvement within our network and serve as leaders in demonstrating what’s possible in public education for children from underserved communities. The final Mathematica report on KIPP will be released in 2015.


Mathematica Reports

Mathematica 2013 Report
KIPP Middle Schools: Impacts on Achievement and Other Outcomes

Mathematica 2012 Working Paper
Student Selection, Attrition, and Replacement in KIPP Middle Schools

Mathematica 2010 Report
Student Characteristics and Achievement in 22 KIPP Middle Schools


News coverage of Mathematica's research on KIPP

"Mathematica 2013 Study: KIPP Charter School Students Outperform Public School Peers" Huffington Post, February 2013

"KIPP Schools Boost Academic Performance, Study Finds" Education Week, February 2013

 "KIPP gains survive new scrutiny, with a footnote" Washington Post, September 2012

 "Study supports KIPP success; Review shows school isn't gaming system" Houston Chronicle, June 2010

 "KIPP Middle Schools Found to Spur Learning Gains" Education Week, June 2010



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