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Ewing Marion Kauffman Charter School Evaluation

2011–2020
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Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation

The Kauffman School has a positive and statistically significant impact on four-year college enrollment that is large enough to close the gap in four-year college enrollment rates for Black high school seniors in Missouri.

Ewing Marion Kauffman School: Year 8 Impacts. September 2020. Matthew Johnson, Daniel Thal.

In fall 2011 the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation opened the Kauffman School, a public, tuition-free charter school serving students in Kansas City, Missouri. In the 2018–19 school year, the school enrolled 1,127 students in grades 5 through 12. Most (89 percent) of the students were from low-income households and 89 percent were Black or Hispanic.

The hallmarks of the Kauffman School include ambitious academic goals, high attendance and character expectations, an extended school year, increased mathematics and reading instructional time, intensive data-driven decision making, extensive teacher professional development, and well-established cultural norms.

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Matthew Johnson

Matthew Johnson

Associate Director

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Cleo Jacobs Johnson

Cleo Jacobs Johnson

Senior Researcher

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Scott Richman

Scott Richman

Senior Researcher

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