We’ve updated the CDL Tournament Reporting Notebook. The second page, Participation Numbers, includes a current cumulative total that compares the SY2012 total number of tournament debaters after T2 in HS and T1 in MS (it aggregates HS and MS totals), and compares these totals to SY2011. The Allstate benchmark for this aggregated comparison is growth by 20% over last year. This is the total that Allstate wants to see as an outcome of its substantial financial investment in the CDL this year.
So far, we are on track to expand the CDL by 30% — we’ve increased from 1085 tournament debaters last year at this time to 1412 tournament debaters this year. Well done, everyone, and let’s keep it going!