We are constantly using data to inform decisions which will ensure our students’ success as they climb the mountain to and through college. We know that as we prepare our students for college, developing character is equally as important as developing academic skills and content knowledge. We recognize that there is no magic bullet in this work, and we use data as a guiding force to constantly reevaluate our school systems and classroom practices.
Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium (SBAC)
Over the past three years, our teachers have embraced the Common Core State Standards, which enhance rigor and critical thinking in the classroom and help ensure that all students gain the knowledge and skills needed to succeed in college and fulfill their dreams. The Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium (SBAC) provides our teachers with measures of achievement that contribute to a holistic view of individual student progress toward college- and career-readiness.
Advanced Placement (AP) Exams: High School
Aligning our high school standards to college expectations is a critical step toward giving our students a solid foundation in the academics they will need for success in college and beyond. The Advanced Placement curriculum is an excellent avenue to ensure academic rigor and better prepare our KIPPsters for college. (results are from 2016)
College Matriculation and Persistence: Alumni
KIPP Bay Area Public Schools alumni are starting college at rates that exceed the national average across all income groups. Nationally, KIPP alumni are graduating from college at a rate more than four times that of the average student from a low-income community.
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