STAR Education Midline Survey Report
In just 18 months, the STAR program made a significant impact, reaching 253 schools, training 1172 teachers, and positively influencing the educational journey of 24290 students across 16 districts within the State.
Measurable Outcomes: At STAR Education, our primary goal is to deliver tangible and measurable outcomes in the realm of teaching and learning. To ensure the realization of this goal, we employ a rigorous assessment approach through regular surveys. These surveys include baseline, midline, and endline assessments.
The journey begins with the Baseline Survey, conducted in July 2022. This initial assessment was carried out in 60 schools under STAR and 20 non-STAR schools. To comprehensively gauge literacy and numeracy, we utilized the International Common Assessment of Numeracy (ICAN+) method.
The Baseline Survey focuses on seven core numeracy competencies:
Additionally, the survey includes four word problems, emphasizing the application of arithmetic operations to real-world situations. Oral Reading Fluency is measured using the “correct words per minute” (cwpm) metric.
To ensure a representative sample, 1400 students from schools under the STAR program and 400 students from non-STAR schools were randomly selected.
Gender balance was meticulously maintained throughout the sampling process.
Oral Reading Fluency is measured using the “correct words per minute” (cwpm) metric and Reading Comprehension test consists of two (2) direct thinking questions and two (2) inferential thinking questions.
MIDLINE SURVEY RESULTS
As per the survey report, the program has accelerated fluency outcomes in Manipuri schools by nearly four times the status quo. The students enrolled under STAR had an acceleration of 12 additional correct words per minute, relative to their counterparts which doesn’t follow the program.
The number of non-readers was reduced across all grades. In Standard VI, the number of students who are non-readers is only one third of what it would have been without the program.
The numeracy skills of students in schools under STAR improved dramatically between July 2022 and February 2023. It showed an acceleration of 8% points on a numeracy assessment, as compared to schools which does not follow STAR curriculum.
IMPROVEMENT in hill & valley schools equally
The improvement can be seen in both hill and valley schools equally.
Increase in STUDENT ENROLMENT
The program has built a level of trust which in turn resulted in the increase in enrolment of students since its implementation. STAR Education schools saw an increase of 7.4k students from the beginning of the programme until January 2023.
There has been a 45% increase in student enrolment in the first 18 weeks of the program.
The STAR Education program has started to deliver on its promise to raise learning outcomes. As more schools use the program as intended, more students across Manipur will benefit.