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Mindspark

 
Educational Initiatives
 
Last Updated On 30 May 2023
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MINDSPARK is the world's only EdTech platform to have undergone 5 independent evaluations by agencies like Grey Matters, insight, etc, including two randomized control trials by JPAL. It has been built based on 15 years of research on the way students (of ages 5 to 16) think and the mistakes or 'misconceptions' they might have in any concept of Math and Language & the content is contextualized (not just translated) to their location, language & culture. It is available in English and 9 Indian vernacular languages. This is combined with 7 years of deployment on-field across a range of school systems from elite private schools in metropolitan cities to the low-income government schools of rural/tribal India to ensure that each child is improving their reading comprehension and learning math with conceptual understanding. Mindspark shows promise to resolve the problems of heterogeneity and lack of teacher support since it is built on the principle of TaRL (Teaching at the Right Level) & can finely target each child's current learning level. This ensures that each child is receiving personalized support and instruction based on their specific learning needs. Hence, the teacher can focus on common misconceptions or learning gaps that are widespread in her class. Mindspark’s inbuilt M&E system provides best-in-class analytics for governance & compliance needs, through easy-to-understand dashboards with actionable insights for the different levels of decision-makers. The data from teacher dashboards is used by teachers to understand the general learning level & common misconceptions among students to improve their classroom teaching-learning further.

The problem we aim to solve: Few children in India perform at their expected grade level and public-school teachers lack the capacity to handle the widely varying levels of ability. As a result, low-performing students are permanently left behind (and possibly drop out) as they do not receive the academic support they need.

The solution Mindspark offers: Differentiated support can help low-achieving students catch up and reach age appropriate learning ability. Mindspark is an adaptive learning software that caters to students’ individual learning levels in reading and math. It dynamically adjusts the difficulty of questions and provides differentiated feedback and supporting activities to help children learn.

The Innovation: A technology tool formed on years of data on how students learn, in vernacular language to leverage the combined strength of man and machine

The evidence: An evaluation of Mindspark deployed in stand-alone centers in Delhi and integrated with government schools in Rajasthan, conducted by J-PAL, found that the program had a significant impact on students at all levels of the achievement distribution and provided more than double the value-add compared to a control group.

The Implementation model: a model for implementation is made which is cognizant of on ground challenges, monitoring and evaluation of the needs of both internal and external stakeholders, and the training and support required by all throughout the process.

 
Quick Summary
Product Category
Education
Price Range
Above 50000
Year Of Establishment
2000
Contact Name
Navya Bali
Contact Number     8340243406
Contact Email    navya.bali@ei.study
Organisation Address
Educational Initiatives Private Limited The First Building, Corporate House A2, 1st Floor, Nyay Marg, Vastrapur
Ahmedabad
Gujarat
380015
Product Description


EI’s Mindspark is a technology-based personalized and adaptive learning solution. It has been built based on 15 years of research on the way students (of ages 5 to 16) think and the mistakes or 'misconceptions' they might have in any concept of Math and Language & the content is contextualized (not just translated) to their location, language & culture. This is combined with 7 years of deployment on-field across a range of school systems from elite private schools in metropolitan cities to the low-income government schools of rural/tribal India to ensure that each child is improving their reading comprehension and learning math with conceptual understanding. Mindspark shows promise to resolve the problems of heterogeneity and lack of teacher support since it is built on the principle of TaRL (Teaching at the Right Level) & can finely target each child's current learning level. This ensures that each child is receiving personalized support and instruction based on their specific learning needs. Hence, the teacher can focus on common misconceptions or learning gaps that are widespread in her class. Mindspark’s inbuilt M&E system provides best-in-class analytics for governance & compliance needs, through easy-to-understand dashboards with actionable insights for the different levels of decision-makers. The data from teacher dashboards are used by teachers to understand the general learning level & common misconceptions among students to improve their classroom teaching-learning further.MINDSPARK is the world's only EdTech platform to have undergone 5 independent evaluations by agencies like Grey Matters, insight, etc, including two randomized control trials by JPAL. It is Personalized Adaptive Learning (PAL) solution, built after a decade of pedagogy-based research and studies on students’ learning processes and misconceptions, and is used by more than 2.5 lakh students in India, the Middle East, and South Africa & Nigeria. It is perfectly suited for a high-impact & high-visibility education program for the following reasons.

  • Effective Education Technology: Mindspark is built on the principle, of Teach at the Right Level (TaRL), where students are taught based on their actual learning level and not that of the grade they are enrolled in. It is aligned with State Curriculum and provides the teacher with the capability to include specific content within its practice worksheets. This is all the more important in the current context to bridge the pandemic-caused learning loss among children.
  • Contextualization: Mindspark is contextualized to the language, culture & realities of students from a particular geography. Mindspark is available in English & 9 Indian vernacular languages for learning Mathematics as well as language comprehension, in the online/ offline mode.
  • Robust M&E Mechanisms: Mindsparks’ inbuilt M&E system provides best-in-class analytics for governance & compliance needs, through easy-to-understand dashboards & targeted knowledge products with tailored messaging for different types of decision-makers for any particular intervention unit (class, school, district & state level).
  • Solves for Infra requirements: Since we often work in regions with irregular network connectivity, we can also set up offline servers that are periodically synced with clouds for data and software updates.
  • Program Support: With the support of our CSR funders, philanthropists & State Education Departments, Mindspark is currently operational in more than 500 government schools & learning centers across 10 states in India in the online & offline versions. P&G, Hindustan Zinc Ltd, National Stock Exchange Foundation, Amazon & UBS are some of our well-known partners. Ei provides Teacher training & stakeholder capacity building for the efficient adoption of Mindspark (for in-school & at-home models) as well as program support through Virtual call centers, that can be accessed by teachers & students for any product support.

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About Educational Initiatives

Founded in 2001, Educational Initiatives Private Limited (Ei), is India’s leading assessment research and educational technology organization, our vision is to create “a world where children everywhere are learning with understanding”. Ei regularly conducts large-scale assessments to measure the learning outcomes of children in government and private schools; its personalized adaptive learning tool, Ei Mindspark is used across India, by over 350k government school students across 15 states in 10 vernacular languages. Over the past two decades, Ei has undertaken over 180+ projects with 50+ government and civil society partners (16+ languages, 40+ detailed studies published) across geographies, and socio-linguistic backgrounds in India and abroad, for more than 10 million students across different grades.

Why should a corporate partner with this Organization ?

EI’s Mindspark is a technology-based personalized and adaptive learning solution. It has been built based on 15 years of research on the way students (of ages 5 to 16) think and the mistakes or 'misconceptions' they might have in any concept of Math and Language & the content is contextualized (not just translated) to their location, language & culture. This is combined with 7 years of deployment on-field across a range of school systems from elite private schools in metropolitan cities to the low-income government schools of rural/tribal India to ensure that each child is improving their reading comprehension and learning math with conceptual understanding. Mindspark shows promise to resolve the problems of heterogeneity and lack of teacher support since it is built on the principle of TaRL (Teaching at the Right Level) & can finely target each child's current learning level. This ensures that each child is receiving personalized support and instruction based on their specific learning needs. Hence, the teacher can focus on common misconceptions or learning gaps that are widespread in her class. Mindspark’s inbuilt M&E system provides best-in-class analytics for governance & compliance needs, through easy-to-understand dashboards with actionable insights for the different levels of decision-makers. The data from teacher dashboards is used by teachers to understand the general learning level & common misconceptions among students to improve their classroom teaching-learning further.

Our organizational vision is “every child learning with understanding." With a Mindspark Program effectively running in government schools, we expect to see children more confident in speaking, written expression, and comprehension of any appropriate text. They would be fearless of Maths and could use it in real-life settings. Teachers would have bettered their pedagogical knowledge and teaching methodology of various concepts. School and district officials will see the value of technology-aided learning as a means to improve student learning outcomes and other indicators such as attendance, test scores, etc. thus informing state budgets to allocate more money for hardware, training, and material requirements. Parents and other community members would see the value of technology-aided learning and send their children to school more regularly. I request you to go through this video of Professor Karthik Muralidharan from J PAL, where he talks about the Impact Mindspark has had on the learners. 


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