Corrected: The correct name of the evaluation is “San Francisco Bay Area KIPP Schools: A Study of Early Implementation, First Year Report 2004-2005.”
Students who attend five charter schools in the San Francisco Bay area that are run by the Knowledge Is Power Program, or kipp, score consistently higher on standardized tests than their peers from comparable public schools, an independent evaluation of the schools concludes.
The evaluation—conducted by Menlo, Calif.-based SRI International’s Center for Education Policy—was launched in October 2004. The findings in the report are from the first year of a three-year evaluation of KIPP schools in the Bay area.
A version of this article appeared in the March 22, 2006 edition of Education Week