Class Saathi, a clicker-based smart classroom solution developed by TagHive, has been making waves in Varanasi, which is the constituency of India’s Prime Minister, Mr. Narendra Modi. According to the District Information System for Education (DISE) report for the academic year 2021-22, there are 3488 schools in 8 blocks serving 965726 students in Varanasi district.
In 2023, we implemented the program across 4 blocks - Chiraigaon, Cholapur, Harhua, and Kashi Vidyapeeth - in collaboration with Progressive Foundation, Ford Foundation, and KOICA. The program reached 200 classrooms and 8249 students, with an average of 29103 clicks per month.
The impact of Class Saathi in these schools has been significant and has resulted in a number of positive impacts, including:
- Attendance: Before Class Saathi, the average attendance in these schools was 50%. After Class Saathi, the average attendance increased to 75%. This is likely due to the fact that Class Saathi makes learning more engaging and interactive, which motivates students to attend school more regularly.
- Engagement: Before Class Saathi, students actively engaged in class accounted for only 50%. However, after implementing Class Saathi, all students actively engaged in class. This is likely due to the fact that Class Saathi uses a variety of interactive features, such as quizzes, games, and simulations, which keep students engaged and motivated to learn.
- Learning outcomes: Class Saathi has also led to improvements in student learning outcomes. In schools where Class Saathi was implemented, students' aggregated performance in mathematics and science increased by 16%. This is likely due to the fact that Class Saathi provides teachers with real-time feedback on student progress, which allows them to tailor their instruction to meet the needs of individual students.
- Time spent on assessments: Class Saathi has also saved teachers time. Teachers now spend only 10 minutes on assessments on average, compared to 60 minutes before implementing Class Saathi. This is likely due to the fact that Class Saathi automatically grades quizzes and tests, which frees up teachers' time to focus on other tasks, such as planning lessons and providing individualized support to students.
Overall, the results of the Class Saathi pilot program in Varanasi are very positive.
The platform demonstrates its ability to increase attendance, improve classroom engagement, enhance learning outcomes, reduce assessment time, and increase teacher satisfaction. These findings suggest that Class Saathi has the potential to be a valuable tool for improving education in India and other developing countries.
Here are some additional details about the Class Saathi platform:
- Teachers use Class Saathi, a clicker-based app, to deliver interactive lessons and assessments to students.
- The app includes a library of over 30,000 questions aligned with the national education policy.
- Students use clickers to answer questions in real time, which allows teachers to track their progress and provide immediate feedback.
- Class Saathi also includes a reporting dashboard that allows teachers to analyze student data and identify areas for improvement.
Class Saathi is a promising new technology that has the potential to transform education in India and other developing countries. The platform has already demonstrated its ability to improve attendance, engagement, learning outcomes, and teacher satisfaction. With further development and investment, Class Saathi could play a major role in improving the quality of education for millions of students around the world.