Accelerated Curriculum Results
"On all three outcome measures-five-year graduation rates, six-year graduation rates, and new credits earned in the 2009-10 school year-one provider, Camelot, has uniformly positive and statistically significant impacts on its enrollees.""Of these four providers, three have impact estimates that are positive in sign, but only Camelot raises both five- and six-year graduation rates by a statistically significant increment."
"Camelot clearly raises its enrollees' rate of credit accumulation above the rate they would have achieved in nonalternative settings..."
"Excel Academy North and Excel Academy South achieved strong gains, with between one-fourth and one-third of students advancing four grade levels in just one year.
In the course of one year, more than two-thirds of students at each school progressed two or more grade levels in reading, and the same was true in math.
In each subject area (math and reading), more than one-quarter [of students] advanced four or more years compared to an average of (3) three percent at Philadelphia's other accelerated programs."