The RightToRead initiative aims to improve students’ English reading and comprehension ability by integrating tech-enabled reading with the school curriculum.
Teachers and students constantly provide feedback that the program increases engagement leading to higher retention and learning. However, as the program rolls out to cover millions of students across grades, cultures and geographies, it becomes imperative to be able to measure the impact in a quantified, standardized basis. EnglishHelperTM has commissioned independent assessments to gauge this impact in several states, including West Bengal, Maharashtra, Gujarat and Punjab. These assessments are designed as baseline-end line assessments comparing outcomes of students studying in schools that implement the program (Treatment group) with those from schools that have not deployed tech-enabled reading in class (Control group).
All the assessments are conducted in an unbiased, low-stakes environment through an electronic medium, either using tablets or computers.
The assessments maintain contextual relevance for students in that they are designed based on the textbooks. At the same time, all the assessments follow a standard rubric appropriate for each grade level. This enables examination of the reading proficiency of students across various segments and over time.