How we did it
This implementation study examined how teachers and students were using MyPedia in classrooms in India, and whether the quality of teachers’ implementation of MyPedia was related to student achievement.
The study analyzed:
- ratings of MyPedia teaching quality, MyPedia teacher impact, and MyPedia teacher confidence, which were collected via a standardized classroom observation tool
- students’ scores on beginning-of-year achievement tests in English, math, and science
- surveys of teachers and parents covering the learning experience, satisfaction, and perceptions of MyPedia
A total of 74 schools were observed during the research period, and the complete set of information was available for 22 of these.
Pearson Academic Relationship Managers (ARMs) observed 557 lessons in these 74 schools between April 2017 and September 2018, and they recorded their findings using a standardized form. A number of teachers using MyPedia were interviewed face-to-face, and a representative sample of parents (those whose children’s school had used MyPedia during the current school year) were interviewed by phone.
For 22 of the schools, the researchers collected test scores from the same group of students in May–June 2017 and in May–July 2018 for the subsequent grade.
The study used a fixed effects model to estimate and test the magnitude of the relationship between the quality of MyPedia implementation (judged by classroom observations) and student achievement.