KIPP middle-school students scoring higher than peers, report says

06/22/2010 | Washington Post, The

Students in Knowledge is Power Program -- or KIPP -- middle schools score significantly higher than their peers in traditional public schools on math and reading tests, according to a report from Mathematica Policy Research. KIPP's critics argue that the nationwide charter-school system forces out students who struggle under the academically rigorous program and benefits from the support of motivated families, but the study -- commissioned by KIPP -- did not find the schools were systematically enrolling advantaged students. KIPP officials have rejected the accusations.

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