Narrowing the Gap
In June 2021, ImpactED, a research and evaluation center based at the University of Pennsylvania, released a report examining changes in enrollment and academic performance in Camden’s public schools over the past six years.
The report, entitled Narrowing the Gap: A Longitudinal Analysis of Enrollment and Student Performance in Grades 3-8, finds that, across grades 3-8, Camden schools have narrowed the gap between city and state proficiency in both math and reading since 2014.
The report’s key findings include:
Since 2014, across grades 3-8, Camden schools have narrowed the proficiency gap with the state in both math and reading
Since 2014, student proficiency in Camden has nearly doubled across grades 3-8 in both math and reading
In nearly every elementary and middle grade, student proficiency has increased since 2014 and the proficiency gap with the state has narrowed
In 2019-20, as in prior years, renaissance schools enrolled a similar proportion of students with disabilities as district schools
Since 2014, enrollment of students with disabilities has increased in both charter and renaissance schools and has decreased in district schools