Long-Term Impacts of KIPP Middle Schools on College Enrollment and Early College Persistence
This What Works Clearinghouse (WWC) review assesses the quality and findings of a study examining the impacts of Knowledge is Power Program (KIPP) middle schools on college enrollment and early college persistence. The review found that the study meets WWC standards without reservations and had at least one statistically significant positive finding.
The study found that attending a KIPP middle school had indeterminate effects on college enrollment overall but a significant positive effect on enrollment in a four-year college. The study also found that attending a KIPP middle school had indeterminate effects on college persistance within 6 years after high school graduation.
From the WWC website: "KIPP’s education model is designed to prepare students for success in college by emphasizing high expectations for students and developing their character, expanding the school day and year, and empowering teachers and school leaders to lead a school team. The KIPP model is meant to create safe, predictable, and nurturing school and classroom environments so students can maximize their learning. KIPP counselors focus on helping students prepare for college and a career."