Ewing Marion Kauffman School Year 9 Impacts

Ewing Marion Kauffman School Year 9 Impacts

Published: Nov 16, 2021
Publisher: Mathematica
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Ewing Marion Kauffman Charter School Evaluation

Time frame: 2011–2021

Prepared for:

Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation

Authors

Alicia Demers

Key Findings
  • The Kauffman School has a positive and statistically significant impact on enrollment in four-year colleges that is large enough to close the gap in enrollment rates in four-year colleges for Black high school seniors in Missouri.
  • The school’s impact on enrollment in four-year colleges compares favorably to the average effects observed for other high-performing charter schools.
  • Kauffman students had higher attendance rates and were less likely to be suspended than other similar students in Kansas City.

The Ewing Marion Kauffman School is a public, tuition-free charter school serving students in Kansas City, Missouri. In the 2019–20 school year, the school enrolled 1,186 students in grades 5 through 12. Most (88 percent) of the students were from low-income households, and 89 percent were Black or Hispanic. This report evaluates the impact of the Kauffman School on college enrollment, high school graduation, attendance, and suspensions during its first nine years of operation.

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