Snapshot of KIPP Leadership Practices through 2010-2011

Snapshot of KIPP Leadership Practices through 2010-2011

Issue Brief #06826-01
Published: Jun 05, 2014
Publisher: Cambridge, MA: Mathematica Policy Research
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Associated Project

KIPP: Preparing Youth for College

Time frame: 2007-2017

Prepared for:

Arnold Ventures

Authors

Joshua Furgeson

Margaret Sullivan

Christina Clark Tuttle

Lauren Akers

Michael Barna

Key Findings
  • KIPP combines a tiered sequence of leadership roles at the local level with national staff development programs to generate a pipeline of school leaders.
  • KIPP's Leadership Competency Model defines the skills school leaders need and guides development and evaluation. 

As part of the U.S. Department of Education's Investing in Innovation (i3) grant, the Knowledge Is Power Program (KIPP) Foundation commissioned Mathematica to document leadership practices at KIPP schools.

 

This issue brief summarizes notable findings from the study, which focused on identifying leadership practices across diverse areas: leadership structure and transitions, and the selection, development, and evaluation of leaders. Among other notable findings, KIPP combines a tiered sequence of leadership roles at the local level with national staff development programs to generate a pipeline of school leaders. The study also found that KIPP's Leadership Competency Model defines the skills school leaders need and guides development and evaluation. 

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