Winning the Lottery: Enrolling in Success Academy Produces Math Gains for Students, New Study Shows
Enrolling in Success Academy boosted test scores for some of its earliest students, according to a new study conducted by research firm MDRC.
The analysis, funded by Success as part of a federal grant, found that the network’s third- and fourth-graders showed about a year to a year and a half of additional learning in math compared to similar students who also applied to the school, but lost the lottery. In reading, the gains are “positive,” though researchers caution they would need a larger sample to make a more definitive statement.
“The enrollment effects in math put Success Academy towards the top of what’s been estimated for charter schools,” said Rebecca Unterman, the author of the report. . .