The research study is titled ‘Quality Education Study (QES)’ and is a large scale research effort supported by WIPRO. This study was conducted across all the five metro cities in India New Delhi, Mumbai, Kolkata, Chennai and Bengaluru. Overall, about 23,000 students, 790 teachers and 54 Principals from 89 schools participated in the study including 6 schools recommended by experts as schools providing different learning environments. Three different background questionnaires – one each for student, teacher and school principal were developed based on detailed secondary research. The test consisted of questions carefully selected from a pool of ASSET items which have already been extensively tested with thousands of students. These questions checked if students are learning with understanding and are able to carry out higher order cognitive tasks e.g., critical thinking. Few questions were also selected from international studies such as Trends in Mathematics and Science Study (TIMSS), Progress in Reading Literacy Study (PIRLS) and national studies by EI such as Student Learning in Metros (SLIM) Study.
Test Development, Test Administration, Analysis Reports, Principal Interviews, Focus Group Discussions, Background Questionnaires