KIPP Outpacing Regular Public Schools, Study Finds
Research compares middle school data
Students in KIPP charter schools experience significantly greater learning gains in math, reading, science, and social studies than do their peers in regular public schools, a new report finds.
The study, which analyzed data from 43 middle schools run by KIPP, officially known as the Knowledge Is Power Program, was conducted by Mathematica Policy Research, an independent research organization based in Princeton, N.J. The study was commissioned by KIPP.
It concludes that students in the charter program, over a three-year period, gained an additional 11 months of learning in mathematics, eight more months in reading, 14 more months in science, and 11 more months in social studies when compared with students in...
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