Kipp Interview Questions

Updated Mar 18, 2015
Updated Mar 18, 2015
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    Teacher Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Anonymous Employee
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 4 weeksinterviewed at Kipp.

    Interview Details

    The interview process began with a video interview, then a phone interview. After the phone interview, I waited two weeks to be invited to the campus. When I got there I was interviewed by a panel of students, presented a sample lesson, debriefed, and completed written response questions. All in all, the most stressful interview I've had. The entire time the administration was flighty, students fought in the hallway, and all in all, the day long process was very disorganized.

    Interview Questions
    • If your 30 minute lesson was prepared for a 50 minute class, how long would each section of the lesson be?   Answer Question
    Declined Offer
    Negative Experience
    Difficult Interview
  2.  

    Teacher, Elementary School Interview

    Anonymous Employee in San Diego, CA
    Anonymous Employee in San Diego, CA
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took a weekinterviewed at Kipp in January 2015.

    Interview Details

    It was a very brief to the point kind of interview, over the phone, but it felt like a conversation to be honest. Very nice recruiter, tries to make you feel comfortable in answering questions. It took only 15 minutes, asking about why I wanted to teach at KIPP, and about any experiences I had with underachieving students. I'm still waiting on a call- back .

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  3.  

    Urban Ed Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 3 daysinterviewed at Kipp in August 2014.

    Interview Details

    Brief online interview then a 20 minute phone interview. They asked a little bit about my experience and then some personality questions. I think they accept almost everyone who applies as they took people really late into the school year. There were only like 15 people who participated last fall but it was a solid internship with good opportunities.

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
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    Teacher Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 3 weeksinterviewed at Kipp.

    Interview Details

    Rigorous interview seeking highly motivated people for educating young people in underserved communities. The school leader of the given school will call you or ask you into the office of a formal interview and ask many standard interview questions including your past experiences inside or outside of the classroom.

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
  6.  

    Intern Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online – interviewed at Kipp.

    Interview Details

    Cover letter/resume, online activity, 2 phone interviews

    Interview Questions
    • How do you handle yourself when you are unfamiliar with the culture you are in?   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
    Average Interview
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    Elementary Teacher Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 1+ weekinterviewed at Kipp.

    Interview Details

    I was recruited to teach at this school because I had several friends who work with the district. I did not submit an application.

    Interview Questions
    • As with most teaching jobs, you will be expected to deliver a sample lesson to a full class of students, generally for the grade level and subject in which you are seeking a position.   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
  8. 3 people found this helpful  

    Teacher Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Houston, TX
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Houston, TX
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 4 weeksinterviewed at Kipp in May 2011.

    Interview Details

    -Very time consuming
    -Step 1: submit resume, cover letter, short answers to questions
    -Step 2: 45 minute phone interview with the school leader
    -Step 3: submit two years worth of previous data and a detailed analysis
    -Step 4: in person interview with school leaders
    -Step 5: 45 minute sample teaching lesson
    -Step 6: 1 hour of written scenario responses
    -Step 7: 3 references required to give about 15 minutes worth of time discussing your strengths and weaknesses
    -Step 8: offer!

    Interview Questions
    • How would you deal with any issues that may arise because you're a different ethnicity (white) than the community you'll be working in?   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
  9. 6 people found this helpful  

    Teacher Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Houston, TX
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Houston, TX
    Application Details

    I applied in-person. The process took 4 weeksinterviewed at Kipp in April 2009.

    Interview Details

    I had one informal interview, two formal 1:1 interviews, and a sample lesson to teach for about 45 minutes; Had to show academic performance student scores (TAKS & Benchmark scores); assessments and work I had created for students; The informal interview was the first face to face encounter and was roughly 5 minutes long; The first formal interview was roughly 2 hours long (if they are interested, it should last this long, if not, the school leader will cut it off to around 20 minutes); The sample lesson came third with a follow-up feedback/interview... The school leader offered me the job a week later after checking references.

    Interview Questions
    • Have you applied with any other schools/districts?   Answer Question
    • What steps were taken in-between benchmarks to raise scores?   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    I would advise visiting the campus a few times during operational hours before committing to the position, if possible. I would also advise getting as much feedback from others about the school and school leadership.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
  10. 4 people found this helpful  

    Teacher Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Houston, TX
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Houston, TX
    Application Details

    The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at Kipp in June 2008.

    Interview Details

    The hiring process involved a phone interview, lesson demonstration, and a group panel interview. The interview was quite intense and involved behavioral questions that were challenging.

    Interview Questions
    Negotiation Details
    Not much, there is a salary scale for most people.
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Difficult Interview
  11. 9 people found this helpful  

    Elementary Teacher Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 6+ weeksinterviewed at Kipp in December 2011.

    Interview Details

    Phone interview lasted 55 minutes.
    Questions were:
    -Describe 3 strengths and 2 areas for improvement.
    -How do you define "at-risk'?
    -Should teacher have same expectations for at-risk students?
    -Is teacher burn-out inevitable to everyone?
    -How will you prevent teacher burn-out?
    -What would you do if I came in and told you to teach only the curriculum?
    -If you were working here, would you go home thinking of ways to improve, even if all was going well?
    -What would you do if a parent wasn't responding to notes or phone calls?
    -Are all children capable of learning everything?
    -Does a student have to love and respect their teacher in order to learn?
    -Does a teacher have to love every student in order to teach them?

    Negotiation Details
    Not negotiable. You get what they give you. Usually $4000 above county salary.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

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