A Study of Engagement Rates of Learners in EnglishBolo™

Online Education Online education programs have gained immense popularity among working professionals and students. These programs offer the benefits of autonomy and flexibility [1]. Learners can plan these programs around their schedule which may include internships, full-time employment, and regular coursework, among others. Online learning requires a greater amount of self-discipline and motivation than traditional classroom-based learning. The completion of […]

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A Study of the English Language Proficiency of the Teachers in Andhra Pradesh

Proficiency Requirement of Teachers The Government of Andhra Pradesh plans to introduce English as the medium of instruction in all Government schools. In addition, The Government intends to implement the CBSE system in Government schools. The Andhra Pradesh Teacher Eligibility Test (APTET) requires teachers to be proficient in Grade 10-level English. [1] The syllabus and testing criteria correspond to the […]

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Improving reading and comprehension in K-12: Evidence from a large-scale AI technology intervention in India

A white paper titled ‘Improving reading and comprehension in K-12: Evidence from a large-scale AI technology intervention in India’ by EnglishHelper was recently published on ScienceDirect – a respected platform among researchers through the journal: Computers and Education: Artificial Intelligence. The research has been examined and reviewed by a panel of researchers. Abstract This paper presents evidence on the impact […]

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A Study of the Impact of Multi-Sensory AI Technology Blended with Online Teacher Classes on the English Proficiency of Adult Learners

EnglishBolo™ EnglishBolo™ is an online spoken English program that blends technology-enabled self-learning with live, video-delivered teacher classes. The self-learning lessons are ‘micro-duration’ (15 minutes each) and teacher classes can be availed any time, any day making this a convenient, effective method for improving English proficiency and enhancing spoken English skill. The program is now widely deployed across the country and […]

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Large-Scale Deployment of AI Technology-Enabled Reading Solution

Abstract. India has a reading crisis. Specifically, English reading and comprehension ability among students in Government schools in India is low. Studies from neuroscience suggest that multi-sensory structured learning education has significant potential to improve the systematic acquisition of reading skills. We present a case-study that leverages multi-sensory AI-driven reading technology that provides a reading and comprehension solution with speed […]

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Impact Analysis of ReadToMe in Telangana Pilot Schools | 2017 – 2018

BACKGROUND IL&FS Education piloted ReadToMe in 11 schools in Telangana in the academic year 2017 – 18. EnglishHelper conducted assessments designed as Baseline – End line studies, in 9 of these schools. This will allow measurement of learning outcomes achieved in one academic year among schools using ReadToMe. The assessments were conducted among students of grades 6, 7, and 8. […]

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Impact Analysis of ReadToMe in Uttar Pradesh Pilot Schools | 2017 – 2018

BACKGROUND IL&FS Education piloted ReadToMe in 10 schools in Uttar Pradesh in the academic year 2017 – 18. EnglishHelper conducted assessments designed as Baseline – End line studies, in 5 of the schools. This would allow measurement of learning outcomes achieved in one academic year among schools using ReadToMe. The assessments were conducted among students of grades 6, 7, and […]

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Impact Analysis of ReadToMe in South Delhi Municipal Corporation Pilot Schools | 2017 – 2018

BACKGROUND The South Delhi Municipal Corporation (SDMC) piloted ReadToMe in 20 schools in SDMC in the academic year 2017 – 18. EnglishHelper conducted assessments in a sample of 7 schools designed as Baseline – End line studies. This will allow measurement of learning outcomes achieved in one academic year among schools using ReadToMe. The assessments were conducted across grades 3 […]

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ReadToMe – a Study of Impact of Multi-Sensory Reading and Comprehension on Learning Outcomes – a Consolidated Analysis

ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS BACKGROUND In the academic year 2017-18, the Government of Telangana State, the Government of Uttar Pradesh and the South Delhi Municipal Corporation (SDMC) piloted ReadToMe in schools in their respective regions. EnglishHelper conducted randomized sample assessments in these schools, designed as Baseline – End line studies. This would allow measurement of learning outcomes achieved in ONE academic year among […]

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Large Scale Deployment of Tech-Enabled English Reading

REPORT ON LEARNING OUTCOMES 2017 ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS 1 THE RIGHTTOREAD PROGRAM 1.1 INDIA’S LITERACY CRISIS India has a reading and comprehension skill crisis. Over the last decade, surveys conducted across government schools indicate a consistent and significant gap in reading and comprehension ability of students. English reading and comprehension skill is also lagging. This is a source of significant concern since […]

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