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Ira Nichols-Barrer


Ira Nichols-Barrer is a researcher at Mathematica Policy Research, Inc.

Published Articles & Media

New Research on KIPP Shows that Charter Middle Schools Can Improve Early College Outcomes

Attending a KIPP school led to a 10-13 percentage point improvement in the likelihood of enrolling in college

Design with Care: School Information Displays Can Impact School Choices

The design of school shopping websites or school finders can affect parents’ choices by nudging them to certain schools or types of schools.

Testing College Readiness

Massachusetts compares the validity of two standardized tests

Does Student Attrition Explain KIPP’s Success?

Evidence on which students leave KIPP middle schools and who replaces them

KIPP, Student Attrition, and Peer Effects: A Response to Richard Kahlenberg

Our study did address all three ways in which peer influences might make a difference in KIPP’s success, but reached its clearest conclusions about the effects of student attrition and replacement patterns.

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