National Results 2015

How We Measure Success

Helping our students get to and through college and achieve their dreams is only possible if we know exactly how we are doing. Data helps us understand what our true impact is, what is working, and what needs to be improved. Our Six Essential Questions provide a yardstick by which to measure our progress, keep us focused as we grow, and—most important—help us keep the promises we make to our students and their families.
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A great education is the best path to a life full of opportunity. KIPP schools aim to educate students in underserved communities, including English language learners and students with special needs.
KIPP Serves Nearly 80,000 KIPPsters in 200 Schools Across the Country
Q1 Demographics

*This figure excludes the 68 schools that did not collect FRPL data because those schools are enrolled in the federal Community Eligibility Program (CEP), which qualifies 100% of their students for free lunch through other federal programs.

**Some schools serve a much higher proportion of ELL students than do others given their location.

We know that when a school is healthy, students want to return year after year. We are committed to creating schools where all students can thrive, and we closely track student attrition to ensure we’re keeping our students with us and meeting our mission.
Q2 Attrition
Our goal is to put our students on an academic trajectory toward college readiness. We use a variety of tools to understand student achievement, and look closely at our results to ensure we’re fulfilling our promises to students and families.
Percentage of Students On or Above Grade Level on MAP
Results below show our students’ performance on the norm-referenced Measures of Academic Progress (MAP) test.
Elementary School 4th Grade Exiting Performance in Spring 2015
Not all of our 4th graders took the MAP test four years ago as Kindergarteners. Therefore, we cannot show progress from Kindergarten to 4th grade in our National Results.
MAP 4th Grade
Middle School Cohort (Fall 2011 – Spring 2015)
Shows the class of 2019’s growth over the four years of middle school.
Percentage of Students Meeting or Exceeding Growth Targets in 2014–15
Across all grades and subjects, the majority of KIPP students are outperforming the national average for annual growth.

Growth targets represent fall-to-spring growth based on NWEA’s MAP assessment.

Percentage of KIPP Classes Outperforming
Local Districts and States in 2014–15

This data excludes the 5 percent of KIPP students whose state test scores have not yet been released by Blytheville & Helena (AR), Jacksonville (FL), Nashville (TN), and Oklahoma City & Tulsa (OK). These charts will be updated upon the states’ release of data.

Advanced Placement (AP), ACT, and SAT Test
Results for KIPP High School Graduating Seniors
To meet our mission in preparing students to lead choice-filled lives, we follow the progress of our KIPP alumni, examining their rates of high school graduation, as well as college enrollment and college completion.
44% of Early KIPP Alumni Have Earned Four-Year College Degrees
To and Through

*As of fall 2015, an additional 6% of KIPP alumni earned associate’s degrees.

KIPP tracks its rates of high school graduation, college enrollment, and college graduation for all students who either completed 8th grade at a KIPP middle school or graduated from a KIPP high school.

Educators are at the heart of KIPP. We are committed to investing in the people who join us, and making sure they have the supports they need to do their best work every day.

Like all public schools, KIPP public charter schools receive funding from federal, state, and local public sources to support the cost of operations. And, like most public schools, KIPP schools also raise private funding to strengthen the impact of programs.

Public funding varies widely, ranging from $4,400 per pupil in some communities to $16,300 in others. The cost to grow and serve more students differs as well, with facility, transportation, and local labor costs varying greatly across our 31 communities. As a result, there is no “one-size-fits-all” business model for providing a high-quality KIPP education.

Our goal for financial sustainability is for KIPP regions to have reliable and renewable financial resources. Financially healthy KIPP regions manage within a budget, accurately forecast revenue needs, ensure they take on only the debt they can afford, have strong internal controls, and prudently save as insurance to weather the unexpected.

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