KIPP Foundation

KIPP (a.k.a., the Knowledge is Power Program) hasn't lost any luster since last year's report card was released. On state exams in 2006-2007, 67 percent of KIPP fifth-grade classes outperformed their local districts in reading, and 63 percent exceeded district averages in math. One hundred percent of KIPP eighth-grade classes beat district averages on both math and reading exams. More than 90 percent of students in these classes are black or Hispanic, and more than 80 percent are eligible for free or reduced lunch. To get a better sense of how much students are actually learning from year to year, KIPP also administers national norm-referenced exams to all its students. The results here were no less stellar. The average KIPPster who attended from fifth through eighth grade picked up 28 points on his reading exam and 42 points on his math exam by the time he left for high school. What else is there to say? You can read this year's report card online here.

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