Tuesday, August 2, 2011

External Evaluation of Eureka SuperKidz initiative in Villages

Eureka SuperKidz employs innovative teaching methods to improve the learning skills of school kids in village  schools from standard 1-8. A three hour class is conducted after school to improve the Math, English, and Tamil skills. The program started in 2008 and has now expanded to over 500 villages in Tamilnadu. The target is to reach kids in 1000 villages.

The external evaluation team conducted the research with students who attend Eureka Superkidz program and students from similar social background who attend only government schools. The latter group was named the Control Group. It was found that the "Accelerated Learning" offered by Eureka centres far exceeded the "Natural Progress" in government schools.  The students who attend Eureka Superkidz program learnt skills at the right age and class. But the kids in the Control Group lagged behind by 3 to 4 years in learning a new skill from the time it was introduced in a particular standard at school.

Read the complete report here.

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