May 16, 2023

Pratham's TaRL approach recognized as a "Great Buy" in new report


The Global Education Evidence Advisory Panel (GEEAP) recently launched their latest “Smart Buys” report, 2023 Cost-effective approaches to improve global learning, at the Education World Forum in the UK. The report recommends cost-effective interventions for improving children’s learning based on rigorous global research. In the report, GEEAP categorized various education policies and programs into different groups, ranging from “Great Buys” to “Bad Buys.”

Among the top recommendations in the “Great Buys” category is Pratham’s Teaching at the Right Level (TaRL) approach, which is noted as being a highly effective, frugal and evidence-based solution.

TaRL recognizes that children can fall behind and struggle to keep up with their grade-level curriculum. Instructors conduct one-on-one assessments, which determine each student’s current learning level, and tailor their learning assignments and instructions accordingly. This personalized approach to learning has proven to be an effective way to accelerate learning and help children catch up to their peers. TaRL has successfully reached millions of children, teachers, and communities worldwide.

The Global Education Evidence Advisory Panel, convened by the World Bank, FCDO, UNICEF, and USAID, aims to provide policymakers with a user-friendly summary of the best and most up-to-date evidence on cost-effective interventions at scale.