FSG conducted assessments in 58 affordable private schools (APSs) using the Pre-school Assessment Tool. The tool assesses schools across 5 key sections namely classroom environment, student learning outcomes, parent interviews, teacher and administrators interviews.
PIPE used to the tool to assess impact of partner solutions by comparing APSs with PIPE partner solutions, to APS that have no external interventions. The assessment found:
- PIPE schools scored 54 percent higher than control schools across all sections, showcasing a marked improvement in classroom quality and stakeholder awareness of conceptual learning
- PIPE schools scored 80 percent higher than control schools on classrooms being more interactive and conducive for student learning
- Thrice as many teachers in PIPE schools have started using materials (e.g., flashcards) correctly to teach concepts, as compared to control schools
- In PIPE schools, ~2.3x students can read new English words and ~1.3x students can name more than 6 animals as compared to control schools
Learn more about the results from the dipstick assessment here.