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Title:  Knowledge is Power Program (KIPP)
Description: This What Works Clearinghouse (WWC) report summarizes the research on the Knowledge Is Power Program (KIPP), a nonprofit network of more than 200 public charter schools educating early childhood, elementary, middle, and high school students. Students, parents, and teachers must sign a commitment to abide by a set of responsibilities, including high behavioral and disciplinary expectations. KIPP schools have an extended school day and an extended school year compared with traditional public schools. Based on the research, the WWC found KIPP to have positive effects on mathematics and English language arts achievement and potentially positive effects on science and social studies achievement for middle and high school students. KIPP shows no discernible effects on student progression for high school students.
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Cover Date: January 2018
Web Release: January 24, 2018
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Publication #: WWC IESS688
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Center/Program: WWC
Associated Centers: NCEE
Type of Product: Intervention Report
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