The original article was published in The Economist
Pratham’s catch up classes and Teaching at the Right Level featured in an article on Covid-19 learning loss during the pandemic published in The Economist.
In Botswana, India and Zambia students are getting catch-up classes of a type pioneered by Pratham, an Indian ngo. Teaching at the Right Level encourages teachers to use brief oral tests to sort students according to how much they know, rather than by age. These groups meet daily for short lessons in maths and reading. Before the pandemic similar classes in Uttar Pradesh, India’s largest state, raised the share of students who could read a paragraph from 15% to 48% after just 50 days.
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