RESEARCH TO POLICY
Testing Student Learning
Random evaluations reveal the educational effect and costs of programs
Numerous strategies to improve student learning have been evaluated by J-PAL, and found to have widely different impacts. These different strategies also incur drastically different costs, and some programs therefore achieve learning gains with much greater cost-effectiveness than others.
Some of the programs evaluated include opening new schools in rural areas of Afghanistan, providing additional teachers to reduce class sizes in India and Kenya, and providing schools or communities with grants to purchase classroom materials.
A graph showing the results of J-PAL education program evaluations.